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New release

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music, Volume Four

Catalogue Number: TOCC0189

Sherban Lupu, violin
Simfonia de Camera
Ian Hobson, conductor
Ciompi String Quartet

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-65) was one of the leading musicians of his day, a friend of Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, and for Joseph Joachim 'the greatest violinist I ever heard'. But the popular encore pieces by which Ernst is remembered today represent only a fraction of his output. This fourth CD - in a series of seven presenting all his compositions for the first time - contains some of his most important compositions: an early Concertino with a melancholy slow movement and charming waltz finale; the fiendishly difficult Concerto that had a deep influence not only on Liszt's Piano Sonata but also the Brahms and Sibelius violin concertos; and the late String Quartet, with echoes of Beethoven and Mendelssohn and an inwardness, charm and energy all of its own.

Artists:

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer Sherban Lupu, violin Ian Hobson, piano

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