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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.


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

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