NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Chamber Works, Vol. 5 - String Quintet in E Minor, Op. 8, String Quartet in D, Op. 63, 4 Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 43.
Catalogue Number: 01W031
Reference: 555 199-2
Description: The last volume of this series, based on the new critical edition of his complete oeuvre, once again includes chamber works with a long and complicated history of composition inasmuch as Gade often submitted his earlier works to later revisions – as was the case with the quartet and here. He composed the latter work between his second and third symphonies and around the same time as the cantata Comala. The results clearly show that he had not yet abandoned the national Romantic ideas of his young years. The Fantasy Pieces are elegant character pieces all more or less designed in a complex song form. Ensemble MidtVest.