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AK Coburg DR 0005 [CD]
  • Adagio for Horn and Piano, op. 31 (1885)
  • Romanze for Horn and Piano, op. 32 (1885) Click to listen to the Horn Romanze
  • Fata Morgana, op. 13 (1877)
  • Kleine Suite for English Horn and Piano, op. 87 (1911) Click to listen to a section of the Little Suite for English Horn
  • Das verlassene Mägd'lein, op. 2: Vol II nr 5
  • Märzblumen Lieder, op. 2: Vol I Click to listen to one of the Märzblumen Lieder
  • Heliottropen: Drei Gesänge, op. 76 (1906)
  • Der Mönch von Bonifazio, melodrama after C.F.Meyer, op. 74
Artists: Wolfgang Müller-Steinbach [piano], Thomas Crome [horn], Georg Lustig [english horn], Ingrid Würtz [soprano], Helmut Loos [narrator]

This fifth release brings a little bit of everything genre-wise, from the early song cycle "March Flowers" of 1860-1 (staking his place among the Liszt-Wagner school of radicals) to the 1911 Kleine Suite which was the last work Draeseke himself prepared for publication (strikingly up-to-date in its harmonies and counterpoint). In the middle are the 1877 suite of piano character pieces (often Schumannian), two lovely and lyrical horn works (1885)Click for large version., and an example of that uniquely German romantic form - the melodrama (a 1901 setting of a poem dealing with events in 15th century Corsica). German-English texts. [TD 77:19]

"The performances are warmly involved and distinguished. Thomas Crome and Georg Lustig offer beauty of tone and phrasing, while Wolfgang Müller-Steinbach is both a sensitive accompanist, and a fine soloist with a discriminating sense of touch." Barry Brenesal, Fanfare: March/April 2005. Read the entire review.

Listen/download mp3:
 Romanze in F for Horn and Piano
 Märzblumen Lieder (Hochflut, op 2, vol 1, nr 6)
 Little Suite for English Horn: Ghasele

Read more about the music on this CD: Little Suite for English Horn, Works for Horn and Piano, Heliotropen, Das verlassene Mägd'lein, Fata Morgana, Märzblumen Lieder, Der Mönch von Bonifazio.