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Eusebius Quartet & Alasdair Beatson – Korngold – Chamber Works (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Eusebius Quartet & Alasdair Beatson – Korngold – Chamber Works (2021)
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SOMM Recordings throws new, invigorating light on the Chamber Music of Erich Wolfgang Korngold, performed by the Eusebius Quartet and pianist Alasdair Beatson. Hailed by musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky as “the very last breath of the romantic spirit of Vienna”, Korngold’s stellar beginnings in Europe’s concert halls and opera houses were later overshadowed by his success in America where his soaring symphonic signature forged the template for the Hollywood soundtrack.

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Hailed by musicologist Nicolas Slonimsky as “the very last breath of the romantic spirit of Vienna”, Korngold’s stellar beginnings in Europe’s concert halls and opera houses were later overshadowed by his success in America where his soaring symphonic signature forged the template for the Hollywood soundtrack. But, as Korngold authority Brendan G. Carroll notes in his informative booklet essay, the composer’s “relatively small body of chamber works… is no less impressive and actually offers a succinct distillation of his style and voice, often to considerably profound effect”.

The earliest work here is the string quartet arrangement of the suite drawn from his 1920 incidental music to Shakespeare’s Viel Lärmen um Nichts (“Much Ado About Nothing”). Its glowing Intermezzo is heard in the world premiere recording of Tom Poster’s sumptuous new arrangement.

The following year’s Op. 15 Piano Quintet was composed shortly after Korngold’s opera Die tote Stadt, and, Carroll notes, “its flamboyant, heroic melodic style owes much to the residual influence of that epic score”. The Op. 26 Second String Quartet from 1933 “is one of the most intensely “Viennese” works Korngold ever wrote”. The jolly, bubbling humour of its opening gives way to a rich, expansive Larghetto before concluding with a spirited hymn to that most Viennese of dance forms, the waltz.

Tracklist:
01. Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15: I. Mäßiges Zeitmaß, mit schwungvoll blühendem Ausdruck
02. Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15: II. Adagio. Mit größter Ruhe, stets äußerst gebunden und ausdrucksvoll
03. Piano Quintet in E Major, Op. 15: III. Finale. Gemessen, beinahe pathetisch – Allegro giocoso
04. 4 Pieces from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, Op. 11: No. 1, Mädchen im Brautgemach (Version for String Quartet)
05. 4 Pieces from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, Op. 11: No. 2, Holzapfel und Schlehwein (Version for String Quartet)
06. 4 Pieces from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, Op. 11: No. 3, Gartenscene (Arr. T. Poster for String Quartet & Piano)
07. 4 Pieces from Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing”, Op. 11: No. 4, Mummenschanz (Version for String Quartet)
08. String Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26: I. Allegro
09. String Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26: II. Intermezzo. Allegretto con moto
10. String Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26: III. Larghetto – Lento
11. String Quartet No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 26: IV. Waltz. Tempo di valse

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