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The Sextets

Hausmusik London

The Sextets

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Format: CD
Label: Signum Classics
UPC: 0635212001325
Catnr: SIGCD 013
Release date: 01 March 2004
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Label
Signum Classics
UPC
0635212001325
Catalogue number
SIGCD 013
Release date
01 March 2004
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The two Brahm's string sextets recorded in Hausmusik's pioneering, historically informed style.
De Strijksextetten van Brahms in de baanbrekende en authentieke stijl van Hausmusik
De twee Strijksextetten van Brahms dateren uit respectievelijk 1859-1860 en 1864-1865, een periode die volgens verschillende commentatoren gekenmerkt wordt als de ‘eerste rijping’ van de componist. Hoewel dit oordeel de vroege muziek ietwat kleineert, wijst het desondanks op een wezenlijk feit over de werken uit die periode, dat ze veel van de typische kenmerken van de creatieve missie van Brahms in een nieuw gerichte, verfijnde en samengevoegde manier belichamen, met opgenomen en benutte invloeden, een verzekerde beheersing van de techniek, en toegenomen uitdrukkingskracht en diversiteit.

Hausmusik London werd in 1986 opgericht voor het uitvoeren van kamermuziek uit de late 18e en vroege 19e eeuw. Het was het eerste Britse kamerensemble dat muziek uit de Romantiek op historische instrumenten uitvoerde. Hausmusik trad regelmatig op in Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall en op talloze Europese festivals. Hun Europese tour met de Octetten van Mendelssohn en Schubert was zeer succesvol. Opnames van het ensemble werden bovendien uitgezonden op de Engelse, Duitse en Vlaamse radio.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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