Franz Krommer, as Frantisek Kramár styled himself in German-speaking lands, is quite well represented on record. These four pieces make an agreeable. Krommer: Oboe Quartet No. 3 / Oboe Quintets Nos. By Franz Krommer. • 12 songs. Play on Spotify. 1. Oboe Quartet No. 3 in F Major: I. Allegro.

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His reputation was attested to by the fact that his works were frequently republished throughout Germany, Quarret, France, Italy, Scandinavia and even the United States.

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Mozart also found this an attractive combination when he wrote his horn quintet, and there is here in both works, perhaps above all in the beautiful Andante of the E flat Quintet, a sensitive response to the quxrtet texture provided by two violas. Franz Krommer was one of the most successful composers in Kommer at the turn of the 18th Century. Gramophone’s expert reviews easier than ever before.

Quartet for Oboe and Strings.

Franz Krommer Oboe Quartet No.1 in C Major

Here is a work which should interest both professionals and experienced amateurs alike. The quintets — these are the first recordings — are more substantial, especially in the first movements, and make inventive use of an accompanying quartet consisting of violin, two violas and cello.

Krommer was quartft violinist of considerable ability who came to Vienna around The Second Quartet is the more original and includes a clever first movement which has the oboe vying with the violin in what is not so much a duet as a duel, and a rondo with a nice little surprise to end with.


The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music. Krommer composed three quartets for Oboe, Violin, Viola and Cello sometime between and Finally, the oboe joins in and the two sing a wonderful duet.

There are some nimbly Mozartian touches in the First Quartet, such as a final rondo with a suggestion of his Serenade for 13 Winds in the theme, and a pleasantly fresh kro,mer movement with the slightly unusual marking Allegro aperto used by Mozart for his Oboe Concerto. A middle movement, an Adagio, begins with the violin giving forth the beautiful first theme in its entirety.

Quintet for Oboe and Strings. Franz Vinzenz Krommer Composer.

The opening movement is a gorgeous Allegro full of singing melody. He wrote more than 70 string quartets, 35 quintets, perhaps as many as 15 string trios, but also several works for winds and strings.

There are more than compositions which were at one time or another published, much of which is chamber music. The two quartets, which surfaced in the library of a Moravian castle only in the s, are the lighter pair, though they have much charm and some quwrtet strokes of wit. Skip to main content. As was typical for the time, they were intended as a vehicle for the wind instrument and the oboe is given the lead throughout although there are many instances where the violin takes over.

According to several contemporary sources quuartet was regarded with Haydn as the leading composer of string quartets and as a serious rival of Beethoven.

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Gramophone products and those of specially selected partners from the world of music. It is clear quartett Krommer had accomplished players, certainly as far as the oboe and violin parts are concerned, in mind. These four pieces make an agreeable addition to the tally of a composer who speaks with talent kro,mer language that Mozart spoke with genius.

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A lively, playful Rondo caps this fine work. Sarah Francis responds sensitively to the tonal subtleties in her attractive performances of music that falls very easily quartte the ear. Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database.

Krommer Oboe Quartets and Quintets

He was the last composer to hold this august title and one of his duties was accompanying the Emperor on his various campaigns obboe that he could relax in the evenings playing quartets. He returned to Vienna in where he remained until his death, holding various positions including that of Court Composer Hofmusiker to the Emperor, Franz I, an enthusiastic quartet player.

For the following 10 years he held appointments at various aristocratic courts in Hungary.