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KROMMER, F.: Divertimento in F Major, Op. 96 / Piano Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 95 (Puliaev, Kontraste Koln)

Composer(s):Krommer, Franz
Artist(s) Kontraste Koln, Ensemble • Puliaev, Alexander, piano
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue Phoenix106
Label Phoenix Edition
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Giv Cornfield,The New Recordings, Cliffs Classics,August 2008

Krommer is representative of the great Bohemian-Viennese school of composers that flourished between the classical and Romantic eras in music. The style is unmistakably Viennese: solidly crafted, melodic and colourful, with a predilection for fugal devices, as a nod to the baroque. The two works recorded here are from Krommer's maturity, while the six-movement Divertimento is a throwback to the baroque suite, with two minuets. Execution and recorded quality are top-drawer.


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