Reinecke - From the Cradle to the Grave, Wind Sextet, Wind Octet | Naxos 8570777

Reinecke - From the Cradle to the Grave, Wind Sextet, Wind Octet

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8570777

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd June 2008

Contents

Artists

Fenwick Smith (flute)
Keisuke Wakao (oboe)
Thomas Martin (clarinet)
Craig Nordstrom (clarinet)
Jonathan Menkis (horn)
Daniel Katzen (horn)
Richard Ranti (bassoon)
Roland Small (bassoon)
Hugh Hinton (piano)

Works

Reinecke, Carl

Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (From the Cradle to the Grave), op.202
Wind Octet in B flat major, op.216
Wind Sextet in B flat major, op.271

Artists

Fenwick Smith (flute)
Keisuke Wakao (oboe)
Thomas Martin (clarinet)
Craig Nordstrom (clarinet)
Jonathan Menkis (horn)
Daniel Katzen (horn)
Richard Ranti (bassoon)
Roland Small (bassoon)
Hugh Hinton (piano)

About

Chamber music purely for wind ensemble was largely overlooked by Romantic composers, and as a result Carl Reinecke’s genial Sextet and Octet for wind loom rather large in a sparse landscape.

They are substantial, handsomely crafted works in which Reinecke’s skill for scoring yields a sonority at once rich, noble and beautifully balanced.

Reinecke’s cycle of sixteen pieces Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, here arranged for flute and piano by Ernesto Köhler, is a homage to his contemporary Robert Schumann yet loses nothing of the composer’s originality and vitality.

Reinecke in his writing is conservative but never bland or boring. Though he is never merely derivative‚ his style is best described as a cross between Mendelssohn and Brahms. Like Brahms he writes with particular warmth for the horn as well as the oboe….Consistently Reinecke comes up with memorable themes strongly developed and skilfully orchestrated.” - Gramophone

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