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REINECKE: Octet / Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (From the Cradle to the Grave) / Sextet

Composer(s)Reinecke, Carl
Artist(s) Boston Symphony Orchestra, members, Ensemble • Smith, Fenwick, flute • Hinton, Hugh, piano
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570777
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Chamber music purely for wind ensembles 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 piano 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.

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REINECKE: Octet / Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe (From the Cradle to the Grave) / Sextet 1:07:50   
  Octet, Op. 216          
      I. Allegro moderato 8:43       
      II. Scherzo: Vivace 3:04       
      III. Adagio ma non troppo 5:53       
      IV. Finale: Allegro molto e grazioso 5:15       
  Von der Wiege bis zum Grabe, Op. 202 (arr. for flute and piano) (excerpts)          
      I. Spiel und Tanz 2:32       
      II. Rustiges Schaffen 2:35       
      III. O schone Maiennacht 3:49       
      IV. Hochzeitszug 3:19       
      V. Trost 1:40       
      VI. Geburtstagsmarsch 3:15       
      VII. Im Silberkranze 3:42       
      VIII. Abendsonne 3:38       
  Sextet, Op. 271          
      I. Allegro moderato 8:07       
      II. Adagio molto 6:42       
      III. Finale: Allegro moderato ma con spirito 5:36       
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