FELIX DRAESEKE (1835-1913): Adagio for Horn and Piano, Op. 31, Romanze in F for Horn and Piano, Op. 32, Fata Morgana for Piano, Op. 13, Kleine Suite for English Horn and Piano, Op. 87, Soprano and Piano: Märzblumen, Op. 2, Nos. 1-6, 3 Gesänge, Op. 76, Der verlassene Mägd'lein, Der Mönch von Bonifazio, Op. 74 - Melodrama for Speaker and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 02O092
Label: AK Coburg
Description: This fifth release from the International Draeseke Society brings a little bit of everything genre-wise, from the early song cycle "March Flowers" of 1860-1 (staking his place among the Liszt-Wagner school of radicals - the Gesänge also date to this period, the high opus number due to their late publication date) to the 1911 Kleine Suite which was the last work Draeseke himself prepared for publication (strikingly up-to-date in its harmonies and counterpoint). In the middle are the 1877 suite of (often Schumannian) piano character pieces, two lovely and lyrical horn works (1885) and an example of that uniquely German romantic genre - the melodrama (a 1901 setting of a poem dealing with events in 15th century Corsica. German-English texts. Thomas Crome (horn), Georg Lustig (english horn), Ingrid Würtz (soprano), Wolfgang Müller-Steinbach (piano).