Robert Fuchs: Serenades Nos. 3, 4 & 5

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Robert Fuchs: Serenades Nos. 3, 4 & 5

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Naxos

Catalogue No:

8572607
(8.572607)

Discs:

1

Release date:

26th March 2012

Barcode:

0747313260775

Length:

68 minutes

Medium:

CD (download also available)
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Robert Fuchs: Serenades Nos. 3, 4 & 5


Fuchs, R:

Serenade No. 3, Op. 21

Serenade No. 4, Op. 51

Serenade No. 5 Op. 53 in D major


Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Christian Ludwig

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‘A richly endowed composer, selfless teacher, and a rare human being’ proclaims Robert Fuchs’ memorial stone, and this esteem is reflected in his astonishing roster of pupils – Mahler, Sibelius, Wolf and Korngold among them. His own compositions, though, have been overlooked, unaccountably so on the evidence of these lovely Serenades. The Third is quite Brahmsian with a wonderfully bracing Hungarian finale. No. 4 is a highly expressive and richly scored work, whilst No. 5 casts its net yet wider – with anticipations of Mahler, and joyous references to the Vienna of the Strauss family. Serenades Nos. 1 and 2 are available on Naxos 8572222.

Robert Fuchs: Serenade No. 3 in E minor, Op. 21

I. Romanze: Andante sostenuto

II. Menuetto

III. Allegretto grazioso

IV. Finale alla Zingarese: Allegro con fuoco

Robert Fuchs: Serenade No. 4 in G minor, Op. 51

I. Andante sostenuto

II. Allegretto grazioso

III. Menuett: Moderato amabile

IV. Adagio

V. Finale: Allegro con fuoco

Robert Fuchs: Serenade No. 5 in D major, Op. 53

I. Adagio con espressione

II. Allegro grazioso

III. Allegretto amabile

IV. Finale: Allegro vivace

MusicWeb International

July 2012

“The Cologne Chamber Orchestra plays with the same excellent intonation they displayed last time, and they’re extremely well recorded.”

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