Franz Krommer, as Frantisek Kramár styled himself in German-speaking lands, is quite well represented on record. These four pieces make an agreeable. Krommer: Oboe Quartet No. 3 / Oboe Quintets Nos. By Franz Krommer. • 12 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Oboe Quartet No. 3 in F Major: I. Allegro.
Franz Krommer was one of the most successful composers in Vienna at the turn of the 18th Century. For the following 10 years he held appointments at various aristocratic courts in Hungary. Mozart also found this an attractive combination when he wrote his horn quintet, and there is here in both works, perhaps above all in the beautiful Andante of the E flat Quintet, a sensitive response to the richer texture provided by two violas. Qartet Vinzenz Krommer Composer.
The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Quintet for Oboe and Strings. His reputation was attested to by the fact that his works were frequently republished throughout Germany, England, France, Italy, Scandinavia and even krommr United States.
Franz Krommer Oboe Quartet No.1 in C Major
These four pieces make an agreeable addition to the tally of a composer who speaks with talent the language that Mozart spoke with genius. A middle movement, an Adagio, begins with the violin giving forth the beautiful first theme in its entirety.
As was typical for the time, they were intended as a vehicle for the wind instrument and the oboe is given the lead throughout although there are many instances where the violin takes over.
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Finally, the oboe joins in and the two sing a wonderful duet. It is clear that Krommer had accomplished kormmer, certainly as far as the oboe and violin parts are concerned, in mind.
Sarah Francis responds sensitively to the tonal subtleties in her attractive performances of music that falls very easily on the krommdr. The Second Quartet is the more original and includes a clever first movement which has the oboe vying with the violin in what is not so much a duet as a duel, and a rondo with a nice little surprise to end with. He was the last composer to hold this august title and one of his duties was accompanying the Emperor on his various campaigns so that he could relax in the evenings kommer quartets.
A lively, playful Rondo caps this fine work. The two quartets, which surfaced in the library of a Moravian castle only in the s, are the lighter pair, though they have much charm and some nice strokes of wit.
Krommer was a violinist of considerable ability who came to Vienna around He returned to Vienna in where he remained quartef his death, holding various positions including that of Court Composer Hofmusiker to the Emperor, Franz I, an enthusiastic quartet player. The opening movement is a gorgeous Allegro full of singing melody. The quintets — these are the first recordings — are more substantial, especially in the first movements, and make obof use of an accompanying quartet consisting of violin, two violas and cello.
There are some nimbly Mozartian touches in the First Quartet, such as a final rondo with a suggestion of his Serenade for 13 Winds in the theme, and a pleasantly fresh opening movement with the slightly unusual marking Allegro aperto used by Mozart for his Oboe Concerto.
He wrote more than 70 string quartets, 35 quintets, perhaps as many as 15 string trios, but also several works for winds and strings.
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Here is a work which should interest both professionals and experienced amateurs alike. Quartet for Oboe and Strings. Krommer composed three quartets for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello sometime between and According to several contemporary sources he was regarded with Haydn as the leading composer of string quartets and as a serious rival of Beethoven.