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Franz Danzi: Quintett g-Moll Op.56 Nr.2
Darius Milhaud: “La Cheminée du Roi René”
Carl Nielsen: Quintett Op.43
Heitor Villa-Lobos: Quintette en forme de Choros

A concert recording from the world culture heritage
Monastery Maulbronn

Audio-CD, DDD, 60 min,
ISBN 3-930643-68-5, KuK 68




The K&K Publishing House presents from the edition monastery Maulbronn a concert recording from 04 September 1999, produced by A.O.Grimminger & J.S.Kindler in cooperation with Juergen Budday.
Iris Jess (flute) · Gudrun Reschke (oboe) · Alexander Roske (clarinet) · Bodo Werner (horn) · Mathias Baier (bassoon)

The Kammervereinigung Berlin was foundet in 1984 by five joung musicians - then still students at the Berlin Musikhochschule - who soon succeeted in developing a joint stylistic concept under the guidance of their mentor Professor Eberhardt Grünenthal. It is not the aggregate of individual achievements that is importend; it is the formation of a homogeneous, unified sound that will truly engender soloist playing.
The ensemble's steadily growing repertoire pays equal attention to standard works of the quintet literature and lesser known or new compositions which charmingly anlarge the expressive potential of chamber music for winds.
The Kammervereinigung gave its competition debut in Colmar (France) in 1988 and althought the youngest quintet taking part, succeedet in winning second price and the spezial jury prize in the international chamber music competition there. In 1989 the quintet was a pricewinner (third prize) at the ARD public broadcasting network's International Music Competition in Munich. This period marked the beginning of an exceptionally fruitful artistic partnership whith Prof. Michael Höltzel (Detmold/Germany), who took the young artists under his wing.
In 1991 the Kammervereinigung Berlin won the German Music Competition in Bonn, making it the first ensemble from the new east German Länder to be award this prize. This was a succes that received elegant confirmation in the autumn of 1993 when the Kammervereinigung again won a ARD competition prize.
Apart from performing together as a quintet, whith guest appearances all over Europe, the young musicians play (some of them in solo positions) with various German orchestras: the Norddeutsche Philharmonie Rostock, the Orchestra of Komische Oper Berlin, the Staatskapelle Berlin and the orchestra of the Bayreuther Festspiele.

The Edition
What makes the European atmosphere so intense? What defines the European heritage? Where can you find the roots of European culture? Guided by these questions, we document major works of European music in live-recordings at one of the most authentic cisalpean places by our Edition Monastery Maulbronn.
I´ve tasted myself physically the perfect accoustical and architectical beauty of this performing place and the exquisite musical staging - which deeply impressed me. An editor cannot but follow his intention to preserve those cultural values for the posterity.
Josef Stefan Kindler

The concerts at the Monastery Maulbronn
The concerts at the monastery Maulbronn are performed since 1968 and offer in the meantime a programm, which has not only international continuance, but also stands the comparison with bigger stages in the world. The performances take place between may and september in the historical rooms of the monastery (church, layical refectory, cloister garden). There are about 25 concerts annually. We publish a selection of the most beautiful works of religious and secular music by our edition.

The monastery Maulbronn
The monastery is recognized as the only completely preserved medeaeval complex north of the alps. In 1994 it was admitted to the „Unesco-list of world culture heritage of mankind“ as the 13. building in germany and so finds himself in company with such famous buildings as the Pyramids or the Tadsch Mahal.

The works
Quintett g-Moll Op.56 Nr.2
of Franz Danzi (1763 - 1826)

Franz Danzi, a contemporary Beethovens, is the son of the Italian Cellisten Innocenzo Danzi, a member of the famous Mannheimer chapel under Johann Stamitz. Already at the age of 15 years Franz Danzi joined this orchestra likewise as Cellist. 1798, after he some years with its wife, who became singer Margarethe Marchand, which had bereist European foreign country, Danzi as Vizekapellmeister to Munich appoints, where he urauffuehrte and others its opera " Iphigenie in Aulis ". From 1807 to 1812 Franz Danzi worked as Hofkapellmeister and a teacher of the royal institute for art in Stuttgart, before he followed 1812 a call to Karlsruhe, where a new yard theatre in the klassizistischen style had been built briefly before. Here one heard among other things under its line. Weber " free contactor " as well as factories of Mozart, Beethoven and Cherubini. The available Quintett developed for its in of Paris living composer colleagues Anton Reicha during Danzis Karlsruher time and is dedicated like the two other factories of the Op.56. As is the case for all its Blaeserquintetten Danzi adheres also here strict to the viersaetzige record sequence. Special attention finds thereby the Menuett, which stripped with remarkably rapid time measure also the last linkage to the hoefischen recordrecord record and with its Trio time-usual Volksmusik Intonationen space gives.

Suite Op.205 " La Cheminée you Roi René "
of Darius Milhaud (1892 - 1974)

Darius Milhaud wrote this Suite 1939 in its place of birth Aix EN Provence directly before its emigration into the USA 1940. Thus musical materials from the songs and taenzen of the Troubadoure 11 to 15 are in this factory. Century. This Suite of a statue, which was established to the memory of the famous Southern French king (1409-1480, has its name " the fire-place of king René ") in Aix EN Provence and whose workstation still carries this name also today. It is not amazing that in the available Suite pictures hoefischer ceremony ("Cortège " - the festive chute of the royal quantity) likewise appear like descriptions of landscape ("La Maousinglade ") and picture interpretations ("Joutes sur l`Arc " - match at the Arc, the bathing´", which developed with Aix de Provence), following Cézanne s ".

Quintett Op.43
by Carl Nielsen (1865 - 1931)

The late romantic Carl Nielsen is considered as the most well-known composer of Denmark. Nielsen´s create are completely in the Beethoven tradition, however the nordische accent remains unmistakable. The available Blaeserquintett created Carl Nielsen, conductor of the Royal Opera Copenhagen and Violinist of the Royal Chapel Orchestra, in its later creative period around 1922. Beside some Concerti for clarinet, flute and violin six Sinfonien rank among its hauptwerken.

Quintette en forms de Choros
of Heitor mansion Lobos (1878 - 1959)

With the art of the Brazilian composer Heitor mansion Lobos has Latin America in the second quarter 20. Century enter the stage of the world music. It applies until today as the most important representative of South America on European concert stages, if directly its avant-garde music excited large attention in of Paris the twenties. Thus " the Quintett in form of a choir " developed also in the French capital 1928. Released from the chains of the classical, romantic and lateromantic tradition mansion Lobos of most fascinating sound worlds and dragging along Motorik huldigt...

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Kammervereinigung Berlin