Ernst: Complete Music, Volume 2
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Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Music for Violin and Piano, Volume Two

Catalogue Number: TOCC0138
EAN: 5060113441386
Release Date: 24 October 2011
Duration: 79:56

Fantaisie brillante, Op 11
Boléro, Op. 16
Deux Romances, Op. 15
Souvenir du Pré aux Clercs
Pensées fugitives, Nos. 1–6
Variations brillantes, Op. 4

Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812–65) was one of the leading musicians of his day, a friend of Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, and for Joseph Joachim ‘the greatest violinist I ever heard’. But the popular encore pieces by which Ernst is remembered today represent only a fraction of his output. This second CD – in a series of six presenting his complete violin works for the first time – combines brilliant display and expressive melody: the Otello Fantasy and Rossini Variations show Ernst developing Paganini’s inheritance, and the Boléro, Two Romances and Pensées fugitives show why he was such a favourite in Parisian salons.

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DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 79:56
1-8 Fantaisie brillante sur la Marche et la Romance d’Otello de Rossini, Op 11 (1837–38)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano
13:34
1 Introduzione: Andante non troppo 3:08 play
2 March: Allegro moderato 1:15 play
3 Variation I 1:34 play
4 Variation II 1:40 play
5 Romance: Andante 2:36 play
6 Variation III: Moderato 1:20 play
7 Tempo dell’ introduzione 0:30 play
8 Finale: Più mosso 1:31 play
9 Boléro, Op. 16 (1842)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano
7:31
9 Allegretto 7:31 play
10-11 Deux Romances, Op. 15 (c. 1841)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano
5:57
10 No. 1 Allegretto molto cantabile 2:18 play
11 No. 2 Agitato ma non allegro 3:39 play
12-19 Souvenir du Pré aux Clercs: Grand Duo pour Piano et Violon (1834)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Charles Schunke, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

(first recording)
17:37
12 Introduzione: Andante 3:02 play
13 Tèma: Lento 1:13 play
14 Variation I: Ritenuto 1:04 play
15 Variation II 1:20 play
16 Variation III 1:05 play
17 Cadenza 1:44 play
18 Andante 2:17 play
19 Finale 5:52 play
20-25 Pensées fugitives, par Heller et Ernst, Part I: Nos. 1–6 (c. 1839)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Stephen Heller, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

(first recording)
17:40
20 No. 1, Passé: Poco agitato 3:20 play
21 No. 2, Souvenir: Allegretto con molto calore 4:23 play
22 No. 3, Romance: Allegretto con moto 2:12 play
23 No. 4, Lied: Allegretto con moto 3:01 play
24 No. 5, Agitato: Molto Vivace 1:29 play
25 No. 6, Abschied: Con moto 3:15 play
26-32 Variations brillantes sur un thème de Rossini, Op. 4 (c. 1829–30)

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer
Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

(first recording)
17:37
26 Introduzione: Andante 2:42 play
27 Tèma 1:22 play
28 Variation I 1:38 play
29 Variation II 2:16 play
30 Variation III 2:10 play
31 Variation IV: Andante assai 3:50 play
32 Variation V: Più mosso, con molto fuoco 3:39 play

Artists

Lithographic portrait of Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst, composer

Charles Schunke, composer

Stephen Heller by Charles Vogt, after Maurice de Vaines

Stephen Heller, composer
[credit: Bibliothèque nationale de France]

Sherban Lupu

Sherban Lupu, violin

Ian Hobson

Ian Hobson, piano

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