“Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Works, Volume Six”
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Grand Caprice. Solo pour Violon sur Le Roi des Aulnes de F. Schubert, Op. 26,
Nocturne Posthume in A flat major,
Romanze: An Madam Clara Schuman,
Sechs mehrstimmige Etüden solo violin (Six Polyphonic Studies),
Trois Valses non dansantes pour le Piano-forte,
Two Goethe Settings.
Ian Hobson (Piano), Yvonne Redman (Soprano), Sherban Lupu (Violin).
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’. This sixth album – in a series of seven presenting all his compositions for the first time – begins and ends with some of the most difficult music for solo violin ever composed: Ernst’s Six Polyphonic Studies and his transcription of Schubert’s song, Der Erlkönig. Between them comes less familiar fare: five Schubertian piano pieces, and two settings of Goethe.