HANS KOESSLER (1853-1926): 12 Kammergesänge for Soprano, Oboe, Horn and String Quartet, Allerseelen for Oboe and Organ, AUGUST KLUGHARDT (1847-1902) Schilflieder for Oboe, Viola and Piano, Op. 28.
Catalogue Number: 09T035
Label: Bayer Records
Reference: 100 413
Description: It’s been eight years since we heard anything from this committed Brahmsian (chamber works on cpo - 07J069). Koessler gives us a half-hour set of “chamber songs” with accompaniment by what might as well be a chamber reduction of a full orchestral score. Eleven different poets provide the texts, all but one of which are wistful or melancholy - parting lovers, wishing for the grave, autumnal landscapes - the meat-and-potatoes of German Romanticism. But why the single chipper and cheerful one? German texts. Franziska Hirzel (soprano), Lajos Lencsés (oboe), Dénes Ludmány (viola), László Borbély (piano), Clara Christine Hohorst (horn), Antal Váradi (organ), Parisii Quartet.