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Clarinet Trios - Wigmore Soloists

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Catalogue numberBIS-2535 SACD
Release date2022-11-04
Orig. sample rate192000Hz
Total time68:45

As core members of the ensemble Wigmore Soloists, Michael Collins, Isabelle van Keulen and Michael McHale present four works for clarinet trio composed over a period of some 130 years. Mozart’s Kegelstatt Trio was long believed to have been composed during a game of bowling. The writing is reminiscent of a conversation between three friends in which contrasts are not excluded: we hear affection, divergences and even disagreements. This atmosphere of friendly, playful, and sometimes very intimate exchange also pervades Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen (Fairy Tales). While its spirited conviviality might give the impression that this work was the product of idyllic times, it was actually composed during Schumann’s last full year of sanity before his final mental collapse in 1854.
There is a similar atmosphere of warm intimacy in Max Bruch’s Eight Pieces, written in 1910. Four of them are presented here, giving not a single hint of the approaching First World War. Based on a Russian folk tale, Stravinsky’s stage work L’Histoire du Soldat may be less good-natured than the preceding works. But the music is wonderfully entertaining, borrowing from various genres, including jazz. The composer’s trio version consist of five movements and has deservedly become his most frequently performed chamber composition.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
  Trio in E flat major, K 498, ‘Kegelstatt’ 19:30
01 I. Andante 05:44 $ 1.40 USD
02 II. Menuetto - Trio 05:26 $ 1.32 USD
03 III. Rondeaux 08:20 $ 2.04 USD
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  Märchenerzählungen, Op.132 14:28
04 I. Lebhaft, nicht zu schnell 02:50 $ 0.70 USD
05 II. Lebhaft und sehr markiert 03:09 $ 0.77 USD
06 III. Ruhiges Tempo, mit zartem Ausdruck 04:02 $ 0.98 USD
07 IV. Lebhaft, sehr markiert 04:27 $ 1.07 USD
  Composer: Bruch, Max
  from Acht Stücke, Op.83 18:56
08 V. Rumänische Melodie 05:12 $ 1.27 USD
09 VI. Nachtgesang 05:41 $ 1.38 USD
10 VII. Allegro vivace, ma non troppo 03:18 $ 0.81 USD
11 VIII. Moderato 04:45 $ 1.18 USD
  Composer: Stravinsky, Igor
  Suite from L'Histoire du Soldat 14:06
12 I. Marche du Soldat 01:30 $ 0.37 USD
13 II. Le violon du Soldat 02:30 $ 0.61 USD
14 III. Petit concert 02:46 $ 0.67 USD
15 IV. Tango - Valse - Ragtime 06:03 $ 1.45 USD
16 V. Danse du Diable 01:17 $ 0.43 USD
  Album total 68:45
ComposerBruch, Max
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Schumann, Robert
Stravinsky, Igor
ClarinetCollins, Michael
ViolaIsabelle van Keulen
PianoMcHale, Michael
ViolinIsabelle van Keulen

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