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Format: CD
Label: CPO RECORDS
Rel. Date: 06/21/2024
UPC: 761203539727

Chamber Music
Artist: Reicha / Albert-Schweitzer-Ensemble
Format: CD

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Anton Reicha Chamber Works A full ten months older than Ludwig van Beethoven and a friend since their years together in Bonn, the Bohemian Antonin Reicha is to a certain extent a complementary addition to the revolutionary achievements of the "Titan". You can hear at every turn that he also had a pronounced tendency towards experimentation. This is seen mostly in his extremely "relaxed" treatment of established norms - a minuet where any dancer would immediately and hopelessly falter; variations with extremely contrasting means of expression; harmonic and melodic impudence; an often very subtle way of shifting phrases; and astonishing scoring - these are the characteristics of a man that shook the foundations of Paris and beyond.