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Carl Amand Mangold (1813 – 1889) Septet Serenade Quartet Berolina Ensemble MDG 948 2297-6 SACD
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Carl Amand Mangold

(1813 – 1889)

 

Septet

Serenade

Quartet

 

Berolina Ensemble

 

MDG 948 2297-6

(SACD)

Price: 21,99 €

 

Eureka

Carl Amand Mangold - never heard of him? Then it's high time you did! There is a great spirit of originality in the music by this mid-19th century genius. With their reputation for surprising audiences with unknown masterpieces by unjustly forgotten composers, the multi-award-winning Berolina Ensemble perform a selection of Mangold‘s chamber music recorded in MDG’s innovative 2+2+2 technology on Super Audio CD.

Networker

In his twenties, Mangold went to Paris to study composition, violin, singing and conducting where he met Berlioz, Chopin and Liszt, amongst others. Upon returning home, he engaged in a wide and varied range of musical and educational activities becoming a long-standing familiar figure in Germany. His acquaintance with many of the protagonists of German Romanticism enabled performances of his works far beyond the reaches of the Hessian Grand Duchy.

Adventurous

Mangold wrote hundreds of works spanning operas, oratorios and Lieder to concertos, symphonies and organ music. For his chamber works, he favoured classical forms and often wrote for friends and colleagues, which is reflected in his unique instrumentations. His string quartet dispenses with a second violin and relies instead on a double bass, which creates an almost symphonic sonority.


Storyteller

In his septet "Recollections of the Netherlands in 1565", Mangold demonstrates his dramatic talent: From the martial clash of the Spaniards and the Dutch contrasted with a tender tête-à-tête between Egmont and Klärchen, to a hopeful a patriotic song interwoven with a Protestant chorale, Mangold spins a rousing narrative with thematic fragments on the eve of the bloody massacre that also inspired Schiller, Goethe and many others.

"Das Berolina Ensemble hebt hier tatsächlich einen Kammermusik-Schatz und präsentiert diesen als das, was er ist: Galante und für den Hörer leicht zugängliche Musik, die durchaus die Aufnahme in den heutigen Kulturbetrieb verdient." - Klassk Heute

"Das von ihnen vorgestellte Septett in der gleichen Besetzung wie das Werk von Beethoven hat einen charmanten Charakter und fordert auch die solistischen Fähigkeiten der Musiker. Ein hörenswertes Werk!

Die Serenade, ein dreisätziges Bläserquintett, trägt schon die aparte Art im Titel. Die Bläser des Berolina Ensembles wissen diese Komposition mit eloquentem und frischem Spiel zu einem wahren Kleinod zu gestalten.

Das Quartett für Streicher ist ungewöhnlich mit einem Kontrabass statt einer zweiten Geige besetzt... Die vier Instrumentalisten dieser Einspielung interpretieren das Werk ebenso flockig im Ton wie technisch hoch versiert, so dass man die Kompositionen von Carl Amand Mangold gern im Ohr behält." - Pizzicato

Carl Amand Mangold (1813 – 1889) Septet Serenade Quartet Berolina Ensemble MDG 948 2297-6 SACD

Also available:

Weisse: Chamber Music MDG 948 2078-6
Straesser: Chamber Music MDG 948 2199-6
Bausznern: Chamber Music, Vol. 2 MDG 948 2071-6
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