PAUL MÜLLER-ZÜRICH (1898-1993): Quartet for Violin, Cello, Clarinet and Piano, Op. 26, RICHARD FLURY (1896-1967): Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, PAUL JUON (1872-1940): Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A Minor, Op. 17, 2 Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 25, JOHANN CARL ESCHMANN (1826-1882): 2 Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 9.
Catalogue Number: 12X012
Label: Musiques Suisses
Reference: NXMS 7005
Description: All of the works here share a musical idiom that is deeply rooted in Romanticism. The surprising harmonic turns of Eschmann’s pieces are reminiscent of Schumann and Mendelssohn, while Juon (the trio is from 1901) has been described as “the missing link between Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky”. Flury’s trio was written in 1950 to mark the 25th anniversary of Radio Bern, and Müller-Zürich, one of the most significant figures in Swiss 20th-century mystical life, demonstrates the utmost technical refinement in his 1937 quartet. Bernhard Röthlisberger (clarinet), Fióna Kraege (violin), Milena Umiglia (cello), Benjamin Engeli (piano).