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
New acquisition. Date of purchase: November 2017. First listen: 22-11-2017. Label: Glossa. Recording dates: October 1998 & June 1999...
Rore, Cipriano de. (c.1525-1565) Portrait of the artist as a starved dog. Madrigals. (TOP RECOMMENDATION)New acquisition. New release. Date of purchase: November 2017. First listen: 9-11-2017. Label: Glossa. Recording dates: June 2016. Ven...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: November 2017. First listen: 21--11-2017. Label: Dacapo. Recording dates: September 2010 & Februa...
L'Orgue Classique Français 1650-1800. 150 ans de musique du Grand Siècle à la Révolution Française.CD 8.New acquisition. Date of purchase: 2016. First listen: 30-10-2017. Label: Ligia. CD 8 from 10. Recording dates: ? Venues: L'Église...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: October 2017. First listen: 21-11-2017. Label: Aeolus. Digipack: 2 CD'S. Recording dates: May 2...
After listening to the fourth disc in this series on which Andrea Macon plays early works by Bach I decided to stop wasting my time with him...
From my collection. Date of purchase: December 2009. First listen: 22/23/26-12-2009. Second listen: 3/7/8-1-2010. Third listen: 16-11-2...
L'Arte del Madrigali, CD 4 & 5. Gesualdo da Venosa, Carlo. (1566-1613) Quarto libro de Madrigali 1596. & Marenzio, Luca. (c.1553-1599) Nono libro de Madrigali 1599. Second rerun.A pleasant listen through the afternoon with Madrigali that strengthens the heart and elevates the senses. Second rerun of Disc 4 & 5. ...