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CHAN 20168 (Chandos Records, CD)
FIRST RELEASE (28 July 2023)
Playing time: 65'32"
Booklet pages: 38
℗ 2023 Chandos Records Ltd
© 2023 Chandos Records Ltd
Main country of recording: United Kingdom
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Martin Owen plays Strauss, Schumann, Weber published on 27 August 2023
Robert Schumann (1810-1856):
Concertstück, Op 86 (1849)
Carl Maria von Weber (1786-1826):
Concertino, Op 45, J 188 (1806, revised 1815) in E minor for Horn and Orchestra
Richard Strauss (1864-1949):
Concerto No 1, Op 11, TrV 117 (1882-83) in E flat major for Horn and Orchestra
Concerto No 2, TrV 283 (1942) in E flat major for Horn and Orchestra
For the first of Chandos Records' August releases, the acclaimed horn player Martin Owen performs Strauss' two Concertos and Weber's Concertino, with the BBC Philharmonic and John Wilson. They are joined by Christopher Parkes, Alec Frank-Gemmill, and Sarah Willis in Schumann's riotous Concertstück for four horns.
Recorded 25 April 2022 (Concertstück) and 30 September and 1 October 2022 (other works) at MediaCityUK, Salford, Manchester, UK.