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Chamber Music (19th Century) - GIULIANI, M. / CARULLI, F. / KUFFNER, J. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / KRAHMER, E. (Cafe Vienna) (Petri, Hannibal)

OUR Recordings
Chamber Music (19th Century) - GIULIANI, M. / CARULLI, F. / KUFFNER, J. / BEETHOVEN, L. van / KRAHMER, E. (Cafe Vienna) (Petri, Hannibal)

Composer(s):
Artist(s) Hannibal, Lars, guitar • Petri, Michala, recorder
Period(s) Classical (1750-1830)
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 6.220601
Label OUR Recordings
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 9.99
 

 

   




Review By Elaine Fine,American Record Guide,March 2010

Though Lars Hannibal spends much of his time arpeggiating on the tonic, subdominant, and dominant, he does it with tremendous finesse; and Petri, who can make the homeliest melody sound enchanting (and this recording has its share of homely melodies) floats, flies, and jumps into places I never knew the recorder could go.

The “menu” at this cafe includes music written for violin and guitar: Mauro Giuliani’s Gran Duetto Concertante, Opus 52; Ferdinando Carulli’s Fantasie sur un Air National Anglais (the ever-popular ‘God Save the King’), and Joseph Küffner’s Potpourri sur des Airs Nationaux Français, which includes an amusing set of variations on ‘La Marseillaise’.

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Review By ,Schubertian,January 2010

All who have been to Vienna will recognise the importance of the coffee-house in the social ambience of the city, perhaps not as significant now as it once was yet still a vibrant part of its culture. ‘Café Vienna’ is an imaginative reconstruction of a typical café concert. As Joshua Cheek observes in the most interesting CD booklet, in this particular programme “recorder and guitar have formed the imaginary ‘house band’ in order to recreate the experience of enjoying a leisurely Sunday afternoon Kaffeeklatsch in Vienna c.1800.” While Schubert is not represented there is almost certainly some music here that Schubert would have heard. All are arrangements of compositions originally written for other instrumental

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Review By ,All Music America,November 2009

Café Vienna is an interesting departure for Our Recordings, the label run jointly by guitarist Lars Hannibal and recorder virtuoso Michala Petri. Usually the focus, apart from the outstanding artistry of these musicians, is on contemporary and/or Baroque music, but this collection is centered in the early nineteenth century—an important period for Hannibal’s instrument—and in Vienna’s coffee culture which was raging at the time. For this program, Petri takes advantage of the busker’s long tradition of adapting music not written for her instrument, such as the flute or violin. However, in some cases the pieces here are written for instruments even more arcane than the recorder, such as the Csákány in the work by Ernest

North American listeners will take great interest in Carulli’s Fantasie sur un air National Anglais, Op. 102, as the “air National Anglais” happens to be “God Save the King,” also the tune of an official national anthem in the USA, “America.” Variation sets on this tune are numerous in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, but as this is a fantasy, once the theme is stated the music goes its own direction in a very attractive way. Another standout is the Beethoven Sonatina in C major, WoO 44a; it’s a relatively simple and pleasant tune that fits very well on the recorder and Petri plays this little Beethovenian bon bon with obvious enthusiasm and joie de vivre. There really isn’t any weak material on this CD; the only thing that seems to stick out from the rest is the Krähmer as the recorder seems recorded a bit more closely and it’s an exceptionally bright track. But the disc as a whole has a wonderfully rounded feel to it that suggests the gently relaxed atmosphere of the coffee house and its special blend of aromas, the musicianship is top flight and Our Recordings’ Café Vienna would make for a great counterpoint for Saturday afternoon gardening and other relaxing activities that require some measure of concentration—the music is as warm and agreeable as a cup of coffee, but will not compete with one’s train of thought.

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