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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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 ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Eddins
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: 1/25/2011
  • Label: Newton Classics
  • EAN: 8718247710355
  • Catalog Number: 8802035
  • Sales rank: 129,381

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–3 Concerto for 3 horns, violin, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 54:D2 - Georg Philipp Telemann & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (10:55)
  2. 4–6 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 (16:17)
  3. 7–9 Concerto for horn, violin, 2 violas & continuo in D major, TWV 51:D8 - Georg Philipp Telemann & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (8:50)
  4. 10–14 Overture, suite for 2 horns, strings & continuo in F major, TWV 55:F12 - Georg Philipp Telemann & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (13:34)
  5. 15–18 Concerto for 2 horns, strings & continuo in D major, TWV 52:D2 - Georg Philipp Telemann & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (8:21)
Disc 2
  1. 1–3 Horn Concerto No. 1 in D major, H. 7d/3 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (16:15)
  2. 4–6 Horn Concerto in D major, H. 7d/4 (doubtful) - Franz Joseph Haydn & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (15:59)
  3. 7–9 Concerto for 2 horns in E flat major, H. 7d/2 - Franz Joseph Haydn & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (18:27)
  4. 10–12 Concerto for horn & orchestra in D - Franz Xaver Pokorny & Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields (16:04)
Disc 3
  1. 1–3 Horn Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, K. 447 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Hermann Baumann (16:20)
  2. 4–6 Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, K. 417 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Hermann Baumann (13:32)
  3. 7–8 Rondo in D major (original Finale to K. 412) for horn & orchestra, K. 514 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Hermann Baumann (9:19)
  4. 9–11 Horn Concerto No. 4 in E flat major, K. 495 - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Hermann Baumann (16:39)
Disc 4
  1. 1–2 Andante and Polacca, for horn & piano, Op Posth - Carl Czerny & Hermann Baumann (11:23)
  2. 3–5 Sonata for horn & piano in F major, Op. 17 - Ludwig van Beethoven & Hermann Baumann (14:49)
  3. 4 Prelude, thème et variations, for horn & piano in E major (Péchés de vieillesse, book 9), QR iii/1 - Gioachino Rossini & Hermann Baumann (10:26)
  4. 7–9 Sonata for horn & piano in E major - Nikolaus Von Krufft & Hermann Baumann (17:40)
  5. 8 Andante for horn & piano in C major (from unfinished sonata), o.Op. 86a (TrV 155, AV 86a) - Richard Strauss & Hermann Baumann (4:28)
Disc 5
  1. 1–3 Concerto for horn & orchestra in B flat major, Op. 91 - Reinhold Glière & Hermann Baumann (23:10)
  2. 4–5 Morceau de concert, for horn & orchestra in F major, Op. 94 - Camille Saint-Saëns & Hermann Baumann (8:43)
  3. 5 Larghetto, for horn & orchestra - Emmanuel Chabrier & Hermann Baumann (8:38)
  4. 6 Villanelle for horn & piano (or orchestra) - Paul Dukas & Hermann Baumann (6:03)
Disc 6
  1. 1–2 Horn Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, o.Op. 132 (TrV 283, AV 132) - Richard Strauss & Hermann Baumann (19:55)
  2. 3–5 Concertino for horn & orchestra in E minor, J. 188 (Op. 45) - Carl Maria von Weber & Hermann Baumann (13:02)
  3. 6–7 Horn Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 11 (TrV 117) - Richard Strauss & Hermann Baumann (16:15)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Trios (3) for 3 horns - Franz Zwierzina & Hermann Baumann (3:12)
  2. 2 Trios (3) for 3 horns - Georg Abraham Schneider & Hermann Baumann (3:15)
  3. 3 Concertos comique No. 14, for 3 treble instruments & continuo ("La Choisy") - Michel Corrette & Hermann Baumann (6:22)
  4. 4 Marche Solennelle - Gaston Chalmel & Hermann Baumann (2:00)
  5. 5 Fanfares de Fantaisie (2): La Rally-Paper (Tyndare) / La Chabot (Bellecroix) - Gaston Chalmel & Hermann Baumann (1:28)
  6. 6 Souvenir de Bretagne - Albert Sombrun & Hermann Baumann (3:42)
  7. 7 Rendez-vous de chasse, for 4 hunting horns & orchestra in D major, QR ix/45 - Gioachino Rossini & Hermann Baumann (2:10)
  8. 8 Fanfare des Bois - Charles Pont & Hermann Baumann (5:16)
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