£16 post free World-wide

 


555 sonatas 9Cds mp3 files
Only £22


 


Benjamin: Written on Skin £16

Search
What's New
Previous CDs
Concerts
Jazz
Nostalgia
Composers
Resources
Announce
Labels index


Every day we post 10 new Classical CD and DVD reviews. A free weekly summary is available by e-mail. MusicWeb is not a subscription site. To keep it free please purchase discs through our links.

  Classical Editor Rob Barnett    


BUY NOW 

Crotchet   AmazonUK   AmazonUS

AVAILABILITY
Bella Musica Edition
Eisenbahnstr. 30
D-77815 BÜHL
BADEN
Phone: 07223 98 55 0
Fax: 07223 98 55 66
e-mail: info@bella-musica.com

Robert FUCHS (1847-1927)
The Piano Quartets

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor Op. 15 (1876) [33.09]
Piano Quartet No. 2 in B minor Op. 75 (1904) [34.52]
Oliver Triendl (piano)
Adorján Trio
rec. 22-23 June 2000, 10-11 July 2000, Stadthalle Kirchheim, Teck. DDD
THOROFON CTH2454 [68.01]



These are by any measure two ambitious romantic era works. Ambition is one thing of course consummation another.

While the notes make much of Fuchs's status as a Brahms acolyte in fact the spirited music of the First Quartet is more likely to remind the listener of Beethoven in the Archduke or Ghost trios or Spring Sonata. A sleepy Brahmsian aplomb shines out in quiet spoken wisdom from the Adagio of the First Quartet. The Second Quartet is haunted and a shade nostalgically affectionate. It is reminiscent a little of the Fauré Piano Quartets. Certainly the atmosphere of this 1904 work differs markedly from its companion. After a lively scherzo comes a surgingly high-romantic allegro comodo. Fuchs, who taught Wolf, Mahler, Zemlinsky, Sibelius, Schmidt, Schreker, Korngold and Bittner, was not short of melodic invention either and it is usually of fine quality. His style and place in musical history is comparable with that of Stanford.

I fervently hope that there will be more Fuchs discs from this source. I happily recommend this disc very strongly. It will appeal to those with a passion for vintage romantically yearning classical era music. Triendl and Adorjans do full justice to this confidently expressive music.

 

Rob Barnett

 



Gerard Hoffnung CDs

Advertising on
Musicweb


Donate and get a free CD

New Releases

Naxos Classical

Hyperion

 

Musicweb sells the following labels
Acte Préalable Arcodiva
British Music Soc.
CDAccord
Hallé
Hortus
Lyrita
Nimbus
Northern Flowers
Redcliffe
Sheva
Talent
Toccata Classics


Follow us on Twitter


Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter

Return to Index

Untitled Document


Reviews from previous months
Join the mailing list and receive a hyperlinked weekly update on the discs reviewed. details
We welcome feedback on our reviews. Please use the Bulletin Board
Please paste in the first line of your comments the URL of the review to which you refer.