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KRAUS: Violin Concerto / Olympie / Azire

Composer(s)Kraus, Joseph Martin
Artist(s) Grodd, Uwe, Conductor • New Zealand Symphony OrchestraNishizaki, Takako, violin
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.570334
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Joseph Martin Kraus was one of the most gifted and unusual composers of the eighteenth century, whose talent for thematic development, colourful orchestration and theatrical flair caused Haydn to proclaim him one of only two ‘geniuses’ he knew (Mozart being the other one). It is known that Kraus played keyboard instruments with a fair degree of proficiency, but his training was first and foremost as a violinist. His Violin Concerto in C major is a monumental three-movement work that is similar in format, structure and length to large-scale virtuoso works by Cramer and Viotti. The incidental music for Johan Henrik Kellgren’s tragedy Olympie consists of a powerful Sturm und Drang overture, an off-stage march, four entr’actes and an


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Work/Track Title Time
KRAUS: Violin Concerto / Olympie / Azire 58:34   
  Violin Concerto in C major, VB 151          
      I. Allegro moderato 15:26       
      II. Adagio 8:08       
      III. Rondo 6:36       
  Olympie: Incidental Music, VB 33          
      Overture 7:05       
      Marcia 0:52       
      Entr'acte between Acts I and II 1:20       
      Entr'acte between Acts II and III 2:15       
      Entr'acte between Acts III and IV 4:21       
      Entr'acte between Acts IV and V 3:01       
      Postlude 2:04       
  Azire: Ballet Music, VB 18          
      No. 22. Ballet 1:32       
      No. 23. Ballet 1:27       
      No. 26. Ballet 1:38       
      No. 25. Ballet 1:35       
      No. 24. Ballet 1:14       
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