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ZEMLINSKY: Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano / Cello Sonata / 3 Pieces

Composer(s):Zemlinsky, Alexander
Artist(s) Muller, Othmar, cello • Ottensamer, Ernst, clarinet • Hinterhuber, Christopher, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicInstrumental
Catalogue 8.570540
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps

The music of Alexander Zemlinsky has come to the attention of an increasingly wide public over the past quarter-century. As with many of his contemporaries, chamber music features prominently in Zemlinsky’s formative years. The three works on this recording, written during the 1890s, reveal a skilful and assured figure in the process of working free of influences, notably Brahms. The Cello Sonata is a substantial work, notable for a dark-hued slow movement and a warmly lilting finale. While indebted to Brahms in its scoring, the Clarinet Trio is nonetheless Zemlinsky in its formal and expressive approach, and today certainly ranks among his most performed works.


Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Another attractive collection to demonstrate the melodic immediacy of Zemlinsky’s appeals. The Clarinet Trio is lusciously fluent; the Cello Sonata is passionate and lyrical by turns, with a lonely, meditative central Andante. The Three Pieces for Cello and Piano (Humoreske Lied, and Tarantell) are as diverting, varied and attractive as one would expect from this very winning composer. The performances are first rate and the recording has fine immediacy and excellent balance.

Review By Jean-Claude Hulot,Diapason,November 2008


Review By Jean-Claude Hulot,Diapason,November 2008


Review By David Denton, Naxos,April 2008

Known today almost entirely by his operas, Zemlinsky wrote in every genre, though his younger years were mainly given to chamber music. Born in Austria in 1871, he was to become a close friend of Schoenberg who, together with Mahler, encouraged him to follow a career as a composer. It was, however, as a conductor that he became best known, though sadly with the onset of war he fled to the United States in 1938, dying there four years later. Many of his early works were thought lost, but theThree Pieces for Cello and the Cello Sonata were found by the cellist, Raphael Wallfisch, them among the possessions of his father, a distinguished pianist who also fled from the grip of the Nazi party. Subsequently edited by the Zemlinsky authority, Antony Beaumont, you could well



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