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Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Duett-Concertino & Serenade in E flat major

Strauss: Horn Concerto No. 1, Duett-Concertino & Serenade in E flat major

CKD 506 sleeve
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CKD 506
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  • Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: I. Allegro
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Alec Frank-Gemmill Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: I. Allegro

    05:08
    $4.80
  • Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: II. Andante
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Alec Frank-Gemmill Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: II. Andante

    05:06
    $4.80
  • Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: III. Allegro
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Alec Frank-Gemmill Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Horn Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 11: III. Allegro

    04:56
    $2.40
  • Duett-Concertino, TrV293: I. Allegro moderato
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Maximiliano Martín Scottish Chamber Orchestra Peter Whelan

    Duett-Concertino, TrV293: I. Allegro moderato

    06:08
    $4.80
  • Duett-Concertino, TrV293: II. Andante
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Maximiliano Martín Scottish Chamber Orchestra Peter Whelan

    Duett-Concertino, TrV293: II. Andante

    03:10
    $2.40
  • Duett-Concertino, TrV293: III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Maximiliano Martín Scottish Chamber Orchestra Peter Whelan

    Duett-Concertino, TrV293: III. Rondo: Allegro ma non troppo

    09:19
    $4.80
  • Serenade in E Flat Major, Op. 7
    Composer(s) Richard Strauss
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati SCO Wind Soloists

    Serenade in E Flat Major, Op. 7

    08:22
    $4.80

Total running time: 42 minutes.

Album information

Robin Ticciati conducts the all-Strauss programme showcasing Frank-Gemmill’s extraordinary horn playing, as well as the skills of SCO section principals Maximiliano Martín (clarinet) and Peter Whelan (bassoon) in the Duett-Concertino. 

After a decade with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alec Frank-Gemmill stepped down as Principal Horn in February 2019. This, his final recording with the SCO, is a fitting tribute to Frank-Gemmill who was “one of the orchestra’s superstars” (The Times).

Strauss wrote his brilliantly accomplished first horn concerto when he was still in his teens, inspired by his father who was a leading horn player; it has a tuneful freshness that is reminiscent of Schumann and positions the heroically virtuosic and warmly lyrical aspects of the horn to the fore, all the while testing the soloist’s agility.

The Duett-Concertino is a melodic and genial work featuring Strauss’s hallmark chromaticism and rich orchestration; its three movements are typically programmatic and enjoyably quirky in parts. The entire wind section excels in the single-movement Serenade in E flat major, which extends the Wind Soloists discography beyond its critically acclaimed recordings of Beethoven and Mozart.