Hermann Baumann Collection

Hermann Baumann Collection

by Hermann Baumann
     
 

Hermann Baumann is easily one of the finest horn players of the second half of the 20th century. He came to prominence as a soloist in the 1960s and in 1964 won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, beating out Jessye Norman for first place. A stroke in 1993 brought a long pause to Baumann's career, but he wasSee more details below

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Hermann Baumann is easily one of the finest horn players of the second half of the 20th century. He came to prominence as a soloist in the 1960s and in 1964 won the prestigious ARD International Music Competition in Munich, beating out Jessye Norman for first place. A stroke in 1993 brought a long pause to Baumann's career, but he was eventually able to return to a very limited performing schedule. He is a stellar exemplar of the old German-Austrian tradition of horn playing; his tone is large and warmly enveloping, his legato lusciously creamy, his phrasing lyrically singing, and his technique and musicianship immaculate. His is the kind of paradigmatic sound likely to spring to mind when someone suggests "Imagine a French horn." He was also a very early exponent of the use of the natural horn, beginning in the mid-'60s, although he uses a modern valve horn for most of the Baroque and Classical repertoire recorded here. Except for the four Mozart and two Strauss concertos (and perhaps the two Haydn concertos and the Weber "Concertino"), plus a handful of chamber music by Beethoven, Saint-Saëns, and Dukas, the music on this seven-disc compilation is likely to be unfamiliar to all but the most devoted horn aficionados. It's in some of the more obscure repertoire, the Rossini "Prélude, thème et variations" and the Glière concerto, for instance, that Baumann's virtuosity is on most spectacular display. Of special interest is the disc devoted to music for hunting horn ensemble. "Grande Messe de Saint Hubert" by Jules Cantin and arranged by Baumann is strikingly eccentric but effective; it includes ensembles of both valve horns playing in modern equal temperament and hunting horns playing in natural temperament. Baumann is accompanied by an impressive array of musicians, including Gewandhausorchester Leipzig, led by Kurt Masur, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, led by Pinchas Zukerman, and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, led by Iona Brown. The sound of the recordings made by Philips between 1983 and 1990 is consistently good. This is a collection that fans of horn music who don't demand period instrument performances will not want to miss.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
Newton Classics
UPC:
8718247710355
catalogNumber:
8802035

Tracks

  1. Fanfare des Bois  - Charles Pont  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  2. Rendez-vous de chasse, for 4 hunting horns & orchestra in D major, QR ix/45  - Gioachino Rossini  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  3. Souvenir de Bretagne  - Albert Sombrun  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  4. Fanfares de Fantaisie (2): La Rally-Paper (Tyndare) / La Chabot (Bellecroix)  - Gaston Chalmel  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  5. Marche Solennelle  - Gaston Chalmel  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  6. Concertos comique No. 14, for 3 treble instruments & continuo ("La Choisy")  - Michel Corrette  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  7. Trios (3) for 3 horns  - Georg Abraham Schneider  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  8. Trios (3) for 3 horns  - Franz Zwierzina  - Hermann Baumann  - Hermann Baumann  - Eckhardt Schmidt  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Deutsche Naturhorn Solisten  -  Folkwang Horn Ensemble  - Almut Wittekind  - Markus Hartz
  9. Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 (TrV 117)  - Richard Strauss  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  10. Concertino for horn & orchestra in E minor, J. 188 (Op. 45)  - Carl Maria von Weber  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  11. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, o.Op. 132 (TrV 283, AV 132)  - Richard Strauss  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  12. Villanelle for horn & piano (or orchestra)  - Paul Dukas  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  13. Larghetto, for horn & orchestra  - Emmanuel Chabrier  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  14. Morceau de concert, for horn & orchestra in F major, Op. 94  - Camille Saint-Saëns  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  15. Concerto for horn & orchestra in B flat major, Op. 91  - Reinhold Glière  - Hermann Baumann  - Kurt Masur  -  Members of Gewandhausorchester, Leipzig  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  16. Andante and Polacca, for horn & piano, Op Posth  - Carl Czerny  - Hermann Baumann  - Leonard Hokanson  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  17. Sonata for horn & piano in F major, Op. 17  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Hermann Baumann  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  18. Prelude, thème et variations, for horn & piano in E major (Péchés de vieillesse, book 9), QR iii/1  - Gioachino Rossini  - Hermann Baumann  - Leonard Hokanson  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  19. Andante for horn & piano in C major (from unfinished sonata), o.Op. 86a (TrV 155, AV 86a)  - Richard Strauss  - Hermann Baumann  - Leonard Hokanson  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  20. Sonata for horn & piano in E major  - Nikolaus Von Krufft  - Hermann Baumann  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  21. Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Hermann Baumann  -  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Pinchas Zukerman
  22. Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Hermann Baumann  -  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Pinchas Zukerman
  23. Rondo in D major (original Finale to K. 412) for horn & orchestra, K. 514  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Hermann Baumann  - Karl Marguerre  -  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Pinchas Zukerman
  24. Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Hermann Baumann  -  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra  - Jan Martin Wilschut  - Pinchas Zukerman
  25. Concerto for horn & orchestra in D  - Franz Xaver Pokorny  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  26. Concerto for 2 horns in E flat major, H. 7d/2  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Edmond Leloir  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  27. Horn Concerto in D major, H. 7d/4 (doubtful)  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  28. Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, H. 7d/3  - Franz Joseph Haydn  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  29. Concerto for 3 horns, violin, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54:D2  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Nicholas Hill  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  30. Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 52:D2  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  31. Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in E flat major (Tafelmusik III/3), TWV 54:Es1  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  32. Concerto for horn, violin, 2 violas & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D8  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Jan Martin Wilschut
  33. Overture, suite for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55:F12  - Georg Philipp Telemann  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Hermann Baumann  - Iona Brown  - Timothy Brown [Horn]  - Jan Martin Wilschut

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