From my collection.
Bought in September 2009.
First listen: 3-9-2009.
Second listen: 10-5-2017.
Recording dates: May 2005.
Recording venue: Studio 10, place unknown. Germany.
Recording engineer: Martin Eichberg.
Running time: 76:53.
Relevance to me: Essential.
Sextet opus 33 in E minor.
Octet opus 73 in G major.
Works performed by:
Oliver Triendl, Piano.
You can not deny that Weingartner was a man of passion. Every note on this disc simply is drenched in it. The expressive power of his genius is amazing and awe inspiring. Both works are intimate and effective in expression and firmly in the late romantic style. Lively contrasts, which can be tenderly expressive, but also have a gritty intensity when called for. Everything unfolds in a whirl of fragility, and at the same time striking textures are moving in front of the music. Captivating, it moves very organically towards a stillness, strikingly broken by a greater breadth of expression. Structurally both works are emotionally laden to the brim. I think them masterpieces. There is poise and balance. These are well prepared performances, with a technical finesse that is almost out of this world, and one wonders why they are not better known. Just sample the third movement of the Sextet, "Adagio. In carattere d'una improvvisazione ma in tempo, better as this it doesn't get.
Sound is top notch, as is the performance.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
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