Music for a Prussian Salon: Franz Tausch in Context

Music for a Prussian Salon: Franz Tausch in Context

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Boxwood & Brass
Emily Worthington (clarinet)
Fiona Mitchell (clarinet)
Robert Percival (bassoon)
Anneke Scott (natural horn)
Kate Goldsmith (natural horn)

Making their Resonus Classics and recording debut is the exciting UK period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass.

The ensemble’s debut recording charts the life and legacy of Prussian court clarinettist Franz Tausch (1762–1817), from a childhood in Mannheim to the intellectual salons of Berlin.

Tausch’s intimate salon pieces capture the dawn of Romanticism, the full flowering of which can be heard in the works of his students, Heinrich Baermann and Bernhard Henrik Crusell.

Album Booklet (PDF)

Tracklist

Franz Tausch (1762–1817)
XIII Pièces en Quatuor, Op. 22
for two clarinets, horn and bassoon
Suite 1
1. Allegro molto
2. Adagio
3. Allegro
4. Menuetto & trio (Moderato)
5. Andante moderato
6. Rondo Allegro

Johann Stamitz (1717–1757)
Three Quartets
for clarinets and horns
published in Valentin Roeser,
Essai d’Instruction: A l’Usage de ceux qui
composent pour la Clarinette et le Cor
(Paris, 1764)
7. Adagio
8. Adagio
9. Allegro

Bernhard Henrik Crusell (1775–1838)
10. Concert-Trio
for clarinet, horn and bassoon

Heinrich Baermann (1784–1847)
arr. Robert Percival (b. 1970)
11. ‘Adagio’ from Quintet Op. 23
for clarinet and strings

Franz Tausch (1762–1817)
XIII Pièces en Quatuor, Op. 22
for two clarinets, horn and bassoon
Suite 2
12. Adagio
13. Allemande (Allegretto)
14. Andante
15. Polonaise & trio
16. Andante moderato
17. Adagio
18. Allegro molto

Credits
© 2016 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2016 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10177
Producer & engineer: John Croft
Editor: Anneke Scott & John Croft
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: 5060262790816

- Early Music Review (5 stars)

'The period instruments blend well in Tausch’s gentle Harmoniemusik, a sequence of perky dances, rondos and slower movements. [...] Crusell’s Concert-Trio for clarinet, horn and bassoon is the most substantial work here and contains virtuoso writing for each instrument, performed with spirit and vigour.'
Gramophone

'The performances by Boxwood & Brass of this little-explored repertoire are beautifully prepared and executed, with a polished tone from both clarinettists and an authoritative and focused contribution from horns and bassoon. [...] While this CD makes a valuable contribution to our wider understanding of an important aspect of the history of the clarinet, it also provides a very entertaining and rewarding listening experience for the general listener.'
Early Music Review (5 stars)

'The five piece period woodwind and brass ensemble make a lovely sound, bringing this 18th/ early 19th Century music to life in a way that is entertaining and very accessible.'
Lark Reviews

'Throughout this enjoyable disc I kept coming back to the wide range of colours which the instruments bring to the music and the playing from Boxwood and Brass transcends any technological limitation to make a finely satisfying disc which illuminates a corner of musical history which is sometimes forgotten.'
Planet Hugill

'The repertoire of the various combinations of wind band are not as well known as they should be, which makes this recording a particularly valuable contribution to the world of music. The playing (from Emily Worthington & Fiona Mitchell, clarinet, Robert Percival, bassoon, Anneke Scott & Kate Goldsmith, natural horn) is outstanding, both technically and musically.'
Andrew Benson-Wilson (andrewbensonwilson.org)

'These performances are impressive, technically but also musically. [...] If you like this kind of repertoire this disc is not to be missed.'
MusicWeb International

Credits
© 2016 Resonus Limited
Ⓟ 2016 Resonus Limited
Catalogue No. RES10177
Producer & engineer: John Croft
Editor: Anneke Scott & John Croft
Executive Producer: Adam Binks
EAN: