The first two volumes of ensemblesf2’s survey of the piano and wind music of Franz Danzi (1763 – 1826), played on instruments of the period, are available and have been met with fantastic reviews so far. Volume 1 is here Volume 2 is here
The artwork for “Franz Danzi: Music for Piano and Winds Vol. 2” is based on original painted decorations on the Lucien-Joseph Raoux hand horn used in the recording. Although somewhat obscured by age, sunflowers, thistles and daisies are visible entwining themselves around the bell of the instrument, lacquered in heavy gold paint. The disc’s sister […]
Fresh from the success of Danzi: Music for Piano and Winds volume 1, ensemblef2 return with more beautiful music “superbly played” (Early Music Review). Featuring the Grand Sonata Op 62 for basset horn and piano, the Op. 44 E minor horn sonata and the Piano and Wind Quintet Op 54, no. 2, the members of ensemblef2 bring their period knowledge and style to this beautiful repertoire.
This first release by Ensemble f2 of a projected 3-Cd set of music by Franz Danzi (1763-1826) features his dramatic and turbulent Quintet for piano and wind in D minor, op.41, the rousing horn sonata in E flat op. 28 and the B flat clarinet sonata op. 56.
The members of Ensemble F2, all leading practitioners of period instruments, bring this wonderful, lyrical music to life, discovering the
composer’s original colours.
Also at the heart of this disc is a wonderful fortepiano by Johann Fritz (1815) from the Finchcocks Collection with a beautiful singing tone and a surprising battery of percussion effects, all of which are used on this recording!