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– NEUAUFLAGE –  Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)  Blasquartette  Consortium Classicum   MDG 102 2291-2


Gioacchino Rossini

(1792 – 1868)


Wind Quartets

Consortium Classicum


MDG 102 2291-2

Price: 21,99  €


It was the beginning of a long-standing, extremely fruitful collaboration: the legendary Consortium Classicum and MDG recorded their first album together almost 40 years ago. The chemistry between the musicians and the audiophile label was right from the start, and you can still hear it in Rossini's quartets today - reason enough to present this debut recording freshly reissued in the "Preziosa" series.



Dieter Klöcker, founder and driving force behind the formidable ensemble, was always bursting with energy; he developed new project ideas by the hour, researched in music libraries, transcribed manuscripts that were hardly legible and thus expanded the chamber music repertoire for woodwind by hundreds of new "old" works. Rossini was just the beginning…


The young Rossini composed all six quartets during a short stay at a country estate where they were also premiered. His cousins, the brothers Morri, played the first violin and the violoncello, according to Rossini, “like dogs”. Nevertheless, Rossini authorised several adaptations, including the version recorded here.



The four members of Concortium Classicum convey the youthful spirit of Rossini's quartets in an inimitable, unmistakable way. Though Rossini was rather disparaging about his works, this version by Consortium Classicum would have convinced him otherwise.

– NEUAUFLAGE –  Gioacchino Rossini (1792 – 1868)  Blasquartette  Consortium Classicum   MDG 102 2291-2

Also available:

MDG 102 0003-2 ERSTE MDG AUFNAHME:  ​  Gioacchino Rossini  (1792–1868)  ​  Petite Messe solennelle  ​     Gerda Hagner, Gabriele Schnaut     Aldo Baldin, Karl Fäth  Bachchor Gütersloh   Hermann Kreutz, Leitung
MDG 301 1967-2 Serenade für Dieter Klöcker Consortium Classicum Musikproduktion Dabringhaus und Grimm
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