Salon de Vienne - Irnberger, Demus
Classical - Chamber
Bartók: 6 Rumänische Volkstänze
Brahms: Ungarischer Tanz Nr.17
Dvořák: 4 Romantische Stücke op.75
Johann Strauß Sohn: Ischler Walzer A-Dur, op. Post.
Kreisler: Marche miniature viennoise; Schön Rosmarin; Liebesleid; Liebesfreud
Richard Strauss: Der Rosenkavalier (Walzer)
Gustav Mahler: Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht
Carl Goldmark: Romanze für Violine und Klavier
Leos Janacek: Gute Nacht!
Thomas A. Irnberger
This recording traces an arc from Romanian and Hungarian folk dances by Bartók and Brahms; via waltzes by Johann Strauss Jr.; Richard Strauss Rosenkavalier Waltz; a song from Des Knaben Wunderhorn by Gustav Mahler; and pieces by Lehár, Goldmark, and Janácek to evergreens such as Schön Rosmarin and Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler. Thomas Albertus Irnberger s brisk performance, with an assured sense of style, demonstrates how difficult it is to draw the line between serious music, salon music, and entertainment music.
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- Béla Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances for Violin and Piano (arr. Székely), Sz. 56 BB 68
- Antonin Dvořák: Romantic Pieces for Violin and Piano, B. 150 Op. 75
- Fritz Kreisler: Liebesfreud (Love's Joy)
- Fritz Kreisler: Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow)
- Fritz Kreisler: Marche miniature viennoise
- Fritz Kreisler: Schön Rosmarin 'in the style of Joseph Lanner'
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Comment by Bruce Zeisel - March 27, 2016 (1 of 1)
There are 21 bands on this disc, and it includes music by Mahler, Goldmark, Janacek, Johann Strauss Jr and Richard Strauss as well as Bartok, Lehar, Dvorak and Brahms. But the thing I wanted to point out is how Thomas Albertus Irnberger makes all this music really sing! This is a wonderful SACD. On top of an interesting selection of music, beautifully played, there is quite excellent multichannel sound. The artist wrote the quite illuminating program notes as well.