Reinecke - From the Cradle to the Grave

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Reinecke - From the Cradle to the Grave



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2nd June 2008




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Reinecke - From the Cradle to the Grave

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Octet for Flute, Oboe, 2 Clarinets, 2 Horns and 2 Bassoons, Op. 216

Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, Op. 202

arranged for flute and piano by Ernesto Köhler

Sextet in B flat major, Op. 271

Fenwick Smith (flute), Keisuke Wakao (oboe), Thomas Martin (clarinet), Craig Nordstrom (clarinet), Jonathan Menkis (horn), Daniel Katzen (horn), Richard Ranti (bassoon), Roland Small (bassoon) & Hugh Hinton (piano)

Members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra



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Chamber music purely for wind ensemble was largely overlooked by Romantic composers, and as a result Carl Reinecke’s genial Sextet and Octet for wind loom rather large in a sparse landscape. They are substantial, handsomely crafted works in which Reinecke’s skill for scoring yields a sonority at once rich, noble and beautifully balanced. Reinecke’s cycle of sixteen pieces Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, here arranged for flute and piano by Ernesto Köhler, is a homage to his contemporary Robert Schumann yet loses nothing of the composer’s originality and vitality.

Carl Reinecke: Octet, Op. 216

I. Allegro moderato

II. Scherzo: Vivace

III. Adagio ma non troppo

IV. Finale: Allegro molto e grazioso

Carl Reinecke: Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, Op. 202 (arr. for flute and piano)

I. Spiel und Tanz

II. Rustiges Schaffen

III. O schone Maiennacht

IV. Hochzeitszug

V. Trost

VI. Geburtstagsmarsch

VII. Im Silberkranze

VIII. Abendsonne

Carl Reinecke: Sextet, Op. 271

I. Allegro moderato

II. Adagio molto

III. Finale: Allegro moderato ma con spirito

Gramophone Magazine

“Reinecke in his writing is conservative but never bland or boring. Though he is never merely derivative‚ his style is best described as a cross between Mendelssohn and Brahms. Like Brahms he writes with particular warmth for the horn as well as the oboe….Consistently Reinecke comes up with memorable themes strongly developed and skilfully orchestrated”

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