A Reicha - Chamber Works | CPO 5553972

A Reicha - Chamber Works


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Label: CPO

Cat No: 5553972

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 3rd May 2024



A full ten months older than Ludwig van Beethoven and a friend since their years together in Bonn, the Bohemian Antonín Reicha is to a certain extent a complementary addition to the revolutionary achievements of the "Titan". You can hear at every turn that he also had a pronounced tendency towards experimentation. This is seen mostly in his extremely "relaxed" treatment of established norms – a minuet where any dancer would immediately and hopelessly falter; variations with extremely contrasting means of expression; harmonic and melodic impudence; an often very subtle way of shifting phrases; and astonishing scoring – these are the characteristics of a man that shook the foundations of Paris and beyond.

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