Brahms - String Sextets arranged for Piano Trio by Theodore Kirchner
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Cat No: AVI8553340
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 22nd January 2016
WorksString Sextet no.1 in B flat major, op.18 (arr. for piano trio by Theodore Kirchner)
String Sextet no.2 in G major, op.36 (arr. for piano trio by Theodore Kirchner)
ArtistsTrio Jean Paul
That last ‘prophetic’ sentence by Theodor Kirchner – in an 1883 letter thanking Brahms for having praised his arrangements of his Sextets – was unfortunately not fulfilled: these trio arrangements are now only featured in concert programmes on rare occasions, A partial explanation can be found in the general contempt suffered by arrangements of all kinds: according to general opinion, they are at odds with the current demand for ‘historical authenticity’. Anyone who sets out to arrange a musical masterpiece is undoubtedly assuming an immense artistic responsibility. In the best of cases, an arrangement should not only permit other instruments to perform the original in a new setting, but it should illuminate certain aspects in a way the original could not. A truly well-achieved arrangement is thus also an act of interpretation that transforms its model to a certain extent. We, the two string players in the Jean Paul Trio, obviously knew and loved Brahms’s two String Sextets from practical experience, having performed them frequently in their original scoring – how much greater was our surprise and fascination when all three of us discovered Theodor Kirchner’s arrangements for piano trio! Not mere adaptations for a Hausmusik setting, they represent so much more: in our opinion, these are thoroughly ingenious elucidations of Brahms’s String Sextets....
Trio Jean Paul:
- Eckhart Heiligers (piano)
- Ulf Schneider (violin)
- Martin Löhr (cello)
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