Composers C to D

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Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)

Legend of the Canyon for Violin & Piano, Op.68

Dedicated to Fritz Kreisler, this beautiful and emotive work makes a superb shorter recital piece or encore.

Charles Wakefield Cadman (1881-1946)

Piano Trio in D Major, Op.56

Anticipates Gershwin, uses Ragtime motifs, beautiful melodies with excellent part-writing. Hear the soundbites.

Roffredo Caetani (1871-1961))

String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.1

Fresh sounding and higly original, in one extensive movement, packed with drama and excitement as well as beautiful melodies & fine part writing

Leonhard von Call (1767-1815))

String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op.139

A very popular composer in the Viennese Classical Era who concentrated on chamber music. Lovely melodies fun to play

Leonhard von Call (1767-1815))

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.140

Typical of the Viennese Classical Period. Aimed at the home music making market, easy to ply with very attractive melodies.

Leonhard von Call (1767-1815))

String Quartet No.3 in F Major, Op.141

Last of his three quartets. Typically Viennese & like its companions geared toaimed home music makers. Lovely melodies fun to play.

Giuseppe Cambini (1746-1825)

String Quartet in b minor, Op.40 No.3, T.159

A late string quartet from a composer who was immensely popular in the Paris of the 1780's.

Manuel Canales (1747-1786)

String Quartet in C Major, Op.3 No.1

A The first Spanish composer to write string quartets. This historically important work shows the influence of Boccherini and Haydn

André Caplet (1878-1925)

Conte Fantastique for Piano or Harp & String Quartet

Based on Edgar Allan Poe's story Mask of the Red Death, this highly evocative music is one of a kind. Superbly done.

Teresa Carreño (1853-1917)

Kleiner Walzer (Mi Teresita) for Violin & Piano

This charming waltz makes a good selection for a shorter recital piece or an encore

Teresa Carreño (1853-1917)

String Quartet in b minor

By turns dramatic and lyrical, this well-written work was once part of the repertoire. It deserves revival.

Alexis de Castillon (1838-1873)

String Quartet No.1 in a minor, Op.3 No.1

As important as the Late Beethoven Quartets. Way ahead of its time (1867) Belongs in the repertoire, not to be missed

Alexis de Castillon (1838-1873)

Piano Trio No.1 in B flat Major, Op.4

Dating from 1869, this trio is highly individualistic and owes little or nothing to what his fellow countrymen were writing

Alexis de Castillon (1838-1873)

Piano Quartet in g minor, Op.7

An important early French romantic work (1869). D'Indy called him one of the best chamber musicians of his time.

Alexis de Castillon (1838-1873)

Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op.1

Hailed as a milestone in French repertoire. An opulent,  extravagant, and highly original work.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

Piano Trio in f minor, Op.14

Superb example of early Russian modernism, with its roots in Tchaikovsky but with French impressionism too.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

Piano Quartet in a minor, Op.31

A wonderful fusion of Scriabin and French impressionism and other modern tendancies. Enticing & individualistic.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

Piano Quintet, Op.28

Unique in the piano quintet literature. Nothing else sounds like it. Full of magical moments. A first clast fine work.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

String Quartet in f# minor, Op.23

The father of Russian modernism. This original sounding quartet ingeniously combines Russian and French styles.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

String Quintet for 2 Violins, Viola & 2 Cellos, Op.16

Highly individualistic and original, this is a first rate and major addition to the 2 cello string quintet literature

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

Violin Sonata No.1 in b minor, Op.15

A big work combining elements of French impressionism with Russian melody and Wagnerian tonalities.

Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)

Poem for Violin & Piano (Sonata No.2), Op.20

Highly original and extremely lyrical, largely rhapsodic, considered a masterpiece of its type.

Ernesto Cavallini (1807-1874))

Adagio & Tarantella for Clarinet & Piano

Cavallini's talent was such that he was known as the Paganini of the clarinet & this piece shows why.

Ernesto Cavallini (1807-1874))

Reverie Russe for Flute Clarinet & Piano

Written while he was in Russia for himself to play with Cesare Ciardi, Imperial Flautist to the Tsar. Nicely written for all three instruments..

George Chadwick (1854-1931)

String Qt No.1 in g minor--World Premiere Edition

This original, prize winning work introduced American melodies 25 years before Dvorak visited America.

George Chadwick (1854-1931)

String Qt in C MajorNo.2--World Premiere Edition

Premiered to tumultuous acclaim, this masterpiece is full of wonderful "can do" American optimism. 1st class work.

George Chadwick (1854-1931)

String Quartet No.4 in e minor

An impressive composition using native American melodies in the tradition of Dvorak's American Quartet.

George Chadwick (1854-1931)

String Quartet No.5 in d minor

One of the most important American string quartets written during the last part of the 19th century.

George Chadwick (1854-1931)

Piano Quintet in E flat Major

Along with the quintets of Arthur Foote, Mrs Beach, & Henry Hadley, one of the most important & best American quintets

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)

Piano Trio No.1 in g minor, Op.11

A sparkling work full of Gallic wit, with lovely melodies & fine part writing. A welcome addition to the repertoire.

Cécile Chaminade (1857-1944)

Piano Trio No.2 in a minor, Op.34

Dramatic and powerful. A work which sets out to scale the heights. Definitely belongs in the concert hall.

Ruperto Chapi (1851-1909)

String Quartet No.1 in G Major (1903)

Wonderful and very appealing. 1st string quartet of any consequence by a Spanish composer to use Spanish music.

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

Piano Trio in g minor, Op.3

It's amazing this work has not become part of the standard repertoire. A wonderful mid-late French Romatic trio.

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

Piano Quartet in A Major, Op.30

A massive work, the equal of any French impressionist piano quartet. Belongs in the repertoire and on the concert stange.

Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

String Quartet in c minor, Op.35

A powerful and extraordinary work which many consider the finest French quartet from this period (1899).

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Trio No.1 in G Major

Superb three part writing. A short work in two parts, a slow and somber opening and and ingenious upbeat fugue. Not at all difficult./

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Trio No.2 in C Major

Longer and more developed, again we find excellent part-writing which showcases Cherubini's compositional technique. Not difficult.

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.1 in E flat Major

With its unorthodox rhythms, exotic Spanish Scherzo & Mendelssohnian elves dance trio, a very unusual work.

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.2 in C Major

At a time when no one else could understand what Beethoven was doing, Cherubini shows that he did

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.3 in d minor

Perhaps no other contemporary quartet so closely approaches the profundity of Beethoven's. A masterpiece.

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.4 in E Major

A powerful and original work which attempts to explore new territory a la Late Beethoven

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.5 in F Major

The second of Cherubini's trilogy of late quartets which explores new paths of expression. A very fine work.

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quartet No.6 in a minor

Idiomatic and original, combining Italian lyricism, French drama and Germanic structure. A very effective work.

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842)

String Quintet (2Vc) in e minor

Inexplicably unknown masterpiece with a second cello part the equal of the first. Tuneful and exciting.

Frédéric Chopin (110-1849)

Piano Trio in g minor, Op.8

Highly praised by Robert Schumann, this once popular work with its wonderful melodies is all but forgotten.

Francesco Cilea (1866-1950)

Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.38

A superb work, a must for the recital hall. Wonderful melodic writing. Should be in every cellist's repertoire.

Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)

Sonata for Viola or Cello and Piano (1919)

A modern masterwork for the viola. One of the very best viola sonatas of the 20th century. A must for violists.

Muzio Clementi (1752-1832))

Piano Trio in D Major, Op.28 No.2

Light, elegant an brilliant, this trio makes an excellent choice where an fresh alternative for a Haydn or Mozart is desired.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Four African Dances for Violin & Piano, Op.58

Based in part on traditional African folk tunes but expressed, the melodic language of the late romantic movement.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Ballade in c minor for Violin & Piano, Op.73

A richly emotive tone poem in rhapsodic form. Lyrical and impassioned, it makes a fine recital piece.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Variations in b minor for Cello & Piano (1905)

Clearly displays his compositional talents with a brilliant work that will be a success in the recital hall.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Five Negro Melodies for Piano Trio, Op.59 No.1

Hailed by Booker T Washington as a great setting of Negro melodies in a highly artistic way. A sure success in concert.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Fantasiestücke for String Quartet, Op.5

Five wonderful character pieces which together make a highly effective work for the concert hall.

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912)

Quintet for Clarinet & String Quartet in f# minor, Op.10

A true masterpiece. Certainly one of the finest clarinet quintets ever written. In the tradition of Dvorak.

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

String Trio (2 Vlns & Vc), Op.4 No.1-3

From a set regarded as the beginning of chamber music as we know it. Excellent part writing. Fine baroque works.

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

String Trio (2 Vlns & Vc), Op.4 No.4-6

As mentioned above these are historically important works but also an excellent addition to the repertoire.

Jean Cras (1879-1932)

Piano Trio (1907)

A very original and interesting work. Cras combines music of the sea with updated baroque forms.

Jean Cras (1879-1932)

Piano Quintet (1922)

A modern masterwork. Though not programmatic, it recounts a voyage Cras made. Tonally adventurous

Jean Cras (1879-1932)

String Trio (1925)

An extraordinary, unique modern masterpiece for string trio of the highest originality. Hear the sound-bites.

Jean Cras (1879-1932)

String Quartet (1909)

The Chamber Music Journal calls its the equal of the Ravel & Debussy Quartets. A highly original and superb work

Pierre Crémont (1784-1846)

Three Trios for 2 Violins & Cello (or Viola) Op.13

Cremont called these concert & light, meaning they were technically easy but could still be played in concert.

Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Quartet No.1 for Clarinet & Strings in E flat Major

The first of his clarinet quartets, firmly rooted in the late classical era and show the influence of Mozart

Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Quartet No.2 for Clarinet & Strings in c minor, Op.4

A lovely work which straddles the fence between the late classical era and early romantic.

Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Quartet No.3 for Clarinet & Strings in D Major, Op.7

His last clarinet quartet firmly in the early romantic era. Fine melodies and more advanced part-writing for the strings.

Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838)

Quartet for Flute & Strings in D Major, Op.8

Crussel was asked by the dedicatee of Clarinet Quartet No.3 to arrange it for Flute. He did and it is every bit as effective as the original.

César Cui (1835-1918)

Kaleidoscope 24 Miniatures for Violin & Piano, Op.50

One of the finest sets of miniatures ever composed. Each one a gem with differenent moods. Great choice for recital.

César Cui (1835-1918)

Violin Sonata in D Major, Op.84

Beautiful melodies and fine part writing make this lovely and very effect work and excellent choice for recital.

César Cui (1835-1918)

String Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.45

Absolutely 1st rate Russian Romantic work which belongs in the repertoire. Great audience appeal, good themes & writing

César Cui (1835-1918)

String Quartet No.2 in D Major, Op.68

Beautiful Russian Romantic quartet full of charm and appealing melodies, good for concert or home.

César Cui (1835-1918)

String Quartet No.3 in E flat Major, Op.91

A delight for amateurs as it virtually plays itself. Genial and appealing with lovey melodies.

Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

Trio in E flat for Violin, Horn (or Cello) & Piano, Op.105

A fresh and lively work well-written for all three voices. The such trio & probably a model for Brahms

Carl Czerny (1791-1857)

Piano Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.148

Powerful, dramatic and exciting, this work combines elements of Beethoven & Schubert, with Czerny's own touch

Nancy Dalberg (1881-1949)

String Quartet No.2 in g minor

A fine modern work which extends traditional tonality toward its outer limits without breaking its bounds.

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet No.1 in B flat Major

Inspired by the success of Reicha's quintets, but taking the Vienna classics for his melodic models. Excellent part writing

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet No.2 in g minor, Op.56 No.2

Unlike Reicha's quintets, these do not require virtuoso players but written for Everyman. Good to hear fun to play.

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet No.3 in F Major, Op.56 No.3

The last quintet of the famous set of three Danzi published in 1821. Like the others, not difficult with good part-writing for all.

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet No.4 in G Major, Op.67 No.1

The success of the first set led Danzi to composer three more in 1823. Again these quintets are aimed at everyman, not just the pros.

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet No.8 in C Major, Op.68 No.2

Mozartian chromaticism and melodies grace this elegant and charming work for winds.

Franz Danzi (1763-1826)

Wind Quintet in No.9 d minor, Op.68 No.3

Eminently playable, with appealing melodies & fine part-writing. Leaves little to be desired for this type of work

Louis Dauprat (1781-1868)

Quintet No.1 in F Major for Horn & Strings, Op.6 No.1

Beautiful and appealing Melodies. A show case for the horn. Good choice when a evening of horn quintets is planned

Louis Dauprat (1781-1868)

Horn Quintet No.3 in E flat Major, Op.6 No.3

Another excellent worik for this combination. Though the horn is show cased, the string writing is good and interesting.

Félicien David (1810-1876)

La Nuit for Viola or Cello and Piano

Taken from David's very atmospheric opera Le Desert, it makes an  effective recital piece in Vieuxtemps arrangement

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Piano Trio No.1 in E flat Major

Very attractive melodies, lovely writing for all three instruments. A fine work from the early French romatic era.

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Piano Trio No.2 in d minor

Called the link between Onslow & Saint-Saëns, here a captivating gem from the early French romantic period.

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Piano Trio No.3 in c minor

This is truly a masterwork from the early French romantic period. Lovely melodies and fine part-writing.

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Soirees de Printemps Complete for String Quintet

From Le Quatre Saisons, The Evening Concerts of Spring 6 charming and elegant pieces. For Vc & Kb or 2 Vc

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Soirees d'Été Complete for String Quintet

From Le Quatre Saisons, The Evening Concerts of Summer 6 more charming and elegant pieces either Vc & Kb or 2 Vc

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Soirees d'Automne Complete for String Quintet

The 3rd set from Le Quatre Saisons, The Evening Concerts of Autumn, the longest & most substantial-Vc & Kb or 2 Vc

Félicien David (1810-1876)

Soirees d'Hiver Complete for String Quintet

The final set from Le Quatre Saisons, The Evening Concerts of Winter, equally as long as Autumn- for Vc & Kb or 2 Vc

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)

Aus der Ferienzeit for Violin & Piano, Opp.49 & 50

David's last works for violin & piano, these 12 fine character pieces were frequently performed in recital up until the First World War.

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)

Bunte Reihe for Violin & Piano, Op.30

24 wonderful character pieces, each with a different mood. These little gems should be in every violinist's repertoire

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)

Eight Salon Stücke for Violin & Piano, Op.24, Nos.1-8

The 1st of 4 series of lovely character pieces, by turns, charming, dramatic & exciting very suitable for recital.

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)

Eight Salon Stücke for Violin & Piano, Op.36

The last of this wonderful series of superb character pieces are not merely for the salon but very suitable for recital.

Ferdinand David (1810-1873)

String Quartet in a minor, Op.32

Mendelsohn's favorite violinist knew how to write well for strings. Appealing melodies, good to hear and to play.

Carl Davidov (1838-1889)

Piano Quintet in g minor, Op.40

A big work burst with energy and excitement. A good concert hall choice but suitable for amateur ensembles as well

Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Cello Sonata in D Major (1916)

An interesting blend of late French impressionism, polytonality and tinges of romanticsm.

Frederick Delius (1862-1934)

Violin Sonata No.1 (1914)

Highly romantic and free flowing combining English folk tunes with perfumed French impressionism.

Otto Dessoff (1835-1892)

String Quartet in F Major, Op.7

A warm and genial mid-late Romantic work by a close friend of Brahms.

Otto Dessoff (1835-1892)

String Quintet (2Vc or Vc & Kb) in G Major, Op.10

This fine work could well be mistaken as having been penned by Brahms himself.

Edouard Destenay (1850-1924)

Trio for Clarinet, Oboe & Piano in b minor, Op.27

A charming work which combines German Romanticism with the musical language of Saint Saens & Gounod. 1st rate

Albert Dietrich (1835-1892)

Cello Sonata in C Major, Op.15

A first rate, major sonata, equal in quality to those of Brahms and sure to triumph in the recital hall.

Albert Dietrich (1835-1892)

Piano Trio No.1 in c minor, Op.9

A student of Schumann & good friend of Brahms, the two have pollinated this very fine and beautiful mid romantic work.

Albert Dietrich (1835-1892)

Piano Trio No.2 in A Major, Op.14

This trio clearly shows that when it came to melody and beauty, Dietrich outshone the trios of his teacher Schumann. Not at all hard

  Constantin Dimitrescu (1847-1928)

Dans Taranesc for Cello & Piano in b minor, Op.15

After Enescu's Rhapsodies, this work is probably the most famous to come out of Romania. Good recital work.

  Constantin Dimitrescu (1847-1928)

 String Quartet No.1 in G Major, Op.21

This easy, fun to play quartet is an audience pleaser by the man sometimes called the Romanian Mendelssohn.

  Constantin Dimitrescu (1847-1928)

 String Quartet No.4 in g minor, Op.38

Appealing melodies with Romanian tinges, good part-writing, no technical difficulties. What's not to like.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Trio in D Major

A typical representative or the early Vienna Classical style showing the influence of Haydn.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.1 in D Major

On a par with Haydn's Op.33 Quartets. An excellent example from the middle Vienna Classical period.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.2 in B flat Major

Another engaging quartet from the middle Vienna Classical era proving there were fine works beyond Haydn & Mozart.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.3 in G Major

A work which straddles the Mannheim period and the early Viennese Classical era.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.4 in C Major

Like the others from this set, there are fresh and original ideas along with the familiar structure & Viennese melodies

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.5 in E flat Major

Like his first quartet, this work is a good choice where an alternative program selection to Haydn or Mozart is sought

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quartet No.6 in A Major

The last of the set of six, this quartet, along with the First was for many years in the repertoire. A prototypical work.

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quintet No.3 (2 Cellos) in C Major, Kr.187

Composed for the cello-playing King of Prussia, one of the earliest examples from the Vienna Classical era. A good work

Karl Ditters von Dittersdorf (1739-1799)

 String Quintet No.6 (2 Cellos) in G Major, Kr.190

The last of the set of so-called "Prussian Quintets" which gives the first cello many gorgeous solos.

Ignacy Dobrzynski (1807-1867)

Piano Trio in a minor, Op.17

Praised by Robert Schumann, this trio is filled with very appealing melodies and fine part writing. Good for concert as well as home.

Ignacy Dobrzynski (1807-1867)

String Quintet No.1 (2Vc or 2Vla) in F Major, Op.20

In the tradition of Onslow & Spohr and just as good. Finishes with a very attractive Polacca movement.

Ignacy Dobrzynski (1807-1867)

String Quintet No.2 (2Vc) in a minor Op.40

Every bit as good as the first. The Chamber Music Journal places it in the Masterwork category.

Ignacy Dobrzynski (1807-1867)

String Sextet (2Vln, Vla, 2Vc & Kb) in Eb Major Op.39

Lovely melodies and much excitement in a excellent work which deserves to be revived.

   Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

 Cello Sonata in B flat Major, Op.8

A 1st class Brahmsian work but unlike the Brahms cello sonatas, the cello does not have to struggle to be heard.

   Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

 Violin Sonata in c# minor, Op.21

In the tradition of the late romantic Central European master sonata. Tuneful & dramatic, 1st class all the way.

   Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op.10

One of the greatest works ever written for string trio. Should not be missed by any string trio ensemble.

   Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

 String Quartet No.1 in A Major, Op.7

Full of charm and Viennese elegance. Original use of tone color which incorporates several exotic touches.

  Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

 String Quartet No.2 in D flat Major, Op.15

One of the greatest, if not the greatest post-Brahmsian romantic string quartets. Hear the sound-bites for yourself.

Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

String Quartet No.3 in a minor, Op.33

Written between the two World Wars, this work shows Dohnanyi treating tonality in new and modern ways.

Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

String Sextet in B flat Major (1896)

An amazingly mature work by the 19 year old composer. Appealing melodies, superb part-writing, a welcome addition to the sextet literature.

Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

 Piano Quintet No.2 in e flat minor, Op.26

Dark and brooding, but beautifully written and captivating. Belongs in the concert hall but not too hard for amateurs

Ernst von Dohnanyi (1877-1960)

Sextet for Vln, Vla, Vc, Cln, Hn & Pno in C Major, Op.37

Hailed by the Chamber Music Journal as a Masterwork of the first order. An outstanding work by any measure.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.1 in E flat Major

Dating from 1817, his earliest effort in this genre. Though set as a homework assignment, it exhibits his own voice and fledgling ideas

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.2 in A Major

A charming example of early Italian romantic chamber music by the young Donizetti.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.3 in c minor

Dates from 1818 while he was still studying with Simon Mayr. A fine example of early Italian romantic chamber music.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.4 in D Major

Also from 1818, the beautiful slow movement, Canzone, is a testament to Donizetti's compositional talent. Good work, not hard fun to play

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.5 in e minor

Composed during 1818-1819 while he was studying at the Bolognese Conservatory. One can hear echoes of his operatic talent here.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.6 in g minor

Completed in 1819 by which time he had entered the Bologna Conservatory. It is clear that Mayr had exposed Donizetti to the Vienna classics.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.9 in d minor

Completed in 1821 and written for a local quartet party with whom he took part, the shows he became alive to the possibilities of the basso.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.10 in g minor

Completed in 1821 composed during his so called "Quartet Years" after he had left the Bologna Conservatory. More Italian than Viennese.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.11 in C Major

On his own & eking out a living, he was often asked by amateur groups to bring something along & quite likely this quartet may have been one.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quartet No.18 in e minor

His last quartet. From 1826, an operatic gem in fine string quartet style from one of the great Italian masters of melody.

Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

String Quintet (2 Violas)

He wrote many quintet movements, no quintet. This work combines 2 of the best movements to make a short quintet

Friedrich Dotzauer (1783-1860)

 Quartet for Bassoon & String Trio in Bb Major, Op.36

Full of lovely melodies and though a showcase for the Bassoonist, the strings are not ignored. One of the best works from this era (1827)

Friedrich Dotzauer (1783-1860)

 String Quintet (2Vc) in d minor, Op.134

A tuneful, dramatic and exciting early Romantic work in the style of Onslow and Spohr.

 Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

 Sonata in B flat Major for Clarinet or Violin, Op.38

One of the very best late romantic sonatas for clarinet. Great melodies, fine part-writing-equal to the Brahms.

 Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

 String Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.27

Combines tinges of Mendelssohn and Schumann with the spacious ideas of Bruckner. A very fine & appealing work

 Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

 String Quartet No.2 in e minor, Op.35

Brucknerian, multi-faceted with good part-writing, fine melodies and great care in the development of themes.

 Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

 String Quartet No.3 in c sharp minor, Op.66

A first class, late romantic work. Excellent part-writing, attractive melodies and some unusual & original ideas.

Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

 String Quintet in F Major, Op.77

A universality and complexity of thematic ideas on a par with Beethoven's Late Quartets. 

Felix Draeseke (1835-1913)

Quintet for Vln, Vla, Vc, Horn & Pno in Bb Major, Op.48

Jovial and good-humored, this fine works treats all of the voices generously. Appealing melodies. A winner.

  Franz Drdla (1868-1944)

Serenade in A Major for Violin & Piano

This charming work first made famous by the Czech virtuoso Jan Kubelik & then by Heifetz, Kreisler & many others.

  Franz Drdla (1868-1944)

Guitarrero for Violin & Piano, Op.88

Often played on recitals during first part of the 20th century this is a highly effective and appealing work.

  Franz Drdla (1868-1944)

3 Hungarian Dances for Piano Quintet, Op.30 No.4

One of the most famous and effective salon works of its time. In the style of Liszt & Brahms' Hungarian music.

Sem Dresden (1881-1957)

Sonata No.1 for Violoncello & Piano (1916)

Combines impressionism with post impressionism. Original sounding and engaging. A good modern recital choice.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Andante Cantabile for Viola or Cello & Piano (1897)

A lovely romantic, short work full of sentiment. Well written for both instruments. A fine choice for an encore.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Cello Sonata in D Major (1905)

An individual, fresh sounding sonata from the French romantic era. An excellent recital choice.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Piano Trio No.1 in c minor

A classical example of French romanticism, by turns elegant, gay, sophisticated and dramatic. A superb work.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Piano Trio No.2 in e minor

A work of lofty inspiration and delicacy of expression, yet full of Gallic wit and elegance.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Promenade Sentimentale for Piano Trio

A lovely, highly romantic character piece, from one of the great masters of the French Romantic movement

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Piano Quartet in a minor

A masterwork of late French romanticism in the tradition of Saint-Saens, dramatic with fine melodies.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Quintet for Piano, Winds & Strings in F Major

Lovely late French romantic work with original scoring and distinctive use of instrumental timber.

  Théodore Dubois (1837-1924)

Quintet for Piano, Winds & Strings in F Major

Lovely late French romantic work with original scoring and distinctive use of instrumental timber.

Louis Dumas (1877-1952)

Lamento for Viola and Piano (1903)

A sad evocative work in the impressionist tradition by a forgotten composer who, yet, won the prestigious Prix de Rome

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)

Violin Sonata No.2 in F Major, Op.50

A big work and important English violin sonata from the late Romantic era. Would make a strong recital choice.

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)

Phantasy Trio for Violin, Viola & Piano in Eb, Op.36

Beautiful work for this under served ensemble. By turns pastoral, lyrical and dramatic. Fine part-writing.

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)

Piano Quartet in b minor, Op.16

A first rate late romantic gem which should be in the repertoire. Excellent part-writing and appealing melodies

Thomas Dunhill (1877-1946)

Quintet for Pno, Cln, Hn, Vln & Vc in E flat, Major, Op.3

A wonderful companion piece to Fibich's great quintet for the same instrumental combination. Finely written for all.

Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914)

Journée de Printemps for Violin & Piano (1901)

A chamring and emotive work depicting a spring day. A fine choice for the recital hall and not beyond experienced amateurs.

Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914)

Poème for Piano Quintet (1911)

A massive and powerful work combining the tonal color of the impressionists with the influence of Wagner.

  Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)

String Quartet No.1 in G major, Op.60 No.1

A programming alternative to Haydn or Mozart. A charming and elegant work of historical importance

  Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.56

A late classical, early romantic style work anticipating Carl Maria von Weber and Johann Nepomuk Hummel

  Jan Ladislav Dussek (1760-1812)

Quintet for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello & Bass, Op.41

Written for the same instrumentation as the Trout some 2 decades before it! Sounding of the Viennese Classics.

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Terzetto in C Major for 2 Violins & Viola, Op.74

Perhaps the finest work written for this combination. Undoubtly a good choice for the concert hall.

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Four Miniatures for 2 Violins & Viola, Op.75a

Virtually unknown, these wonderful pieces are technically easier than the Terzetto. A fine recital choice.

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

2 Waltzes for String Quartet or String Quintet, Op.54

2 gorgeous waltzes either of which can be used as encores or together as a shorter program work.

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

3 Slavonic Dances Op.46 Nos.3, 6 & 8 for String Quartet

From Dvorak's original publisher Simrock of three of the better known dances. Nicely arranged

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

Cypresses for String Quartet, Op.8

10 superb love songs for string quartet. Highly romantic, at times quite dramatic. These are little masterworks.

  Antonin Dvorak (1841-1904)

String Sextet in A Major, Op.48

We also offer this famous sextet in the standard version as well as a superb version for cello and BASS.

 

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