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KROMMER: Partitas for Wind Ensemble Opp. 69, 76 and 79

Composer(s):Krommer, Franz
Artist(s) Michael Thompson Wind Ensemble, Ensemble
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.554226
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



That's Entertainment!
Review By NS94944,May 2014

In his time Franz Krommer was once thought of as an equal to his contemporary Ludwig von Beethoven, but today he is scarcely remembered. Krommer never reached the emotional depths and heights of Beethoven. Perhaps because he had other intentions. He was first and foremost an entertainer. A prolific court composer, he had a particular genius for writing for the sonorities of the wind band--in this album, two oboes, two clarinets, two bassoons, and two horns.

These partitas are full of delightful melodies and harmonic inventions, here played with great charm and precision by the English Thompson Wind Ensemble.


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