Composers H to I

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Joseph Haas (1879-1960)

Divertimento in D Major for String Trio, Op.22

First rate, early modern (1909) masterwork. Expanding traditional tonality, full of humor and very effective.

Joseph Haas (1879-1960)

String Quartet in A Major, Op.50

Hailed by the famous chamber music critic Wilhelm Altmann as a modern masterpiece. A very good work.

Henry Hadley (1871-1937)

Piano Quintet in a minor, Op.50

A fine exemplar of early 20th century modern American music full of optimism and drive. Excellent part writing.

Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)

Romanesque for Flute, Viola & Piano (1910)

A slight, dreamy, atmospheric work of late French impressionism.

Reynaldo Hahn (1875-1947)

Piano Quintet in f# minor

By turns dramatic and elegant and at times suffused with an exotic French perfume. An early modern masterwork.

Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

6 Stimmungsbilder for Violin & Piano (1890)

The Stimmungsbilder are character pieces, literally translated, mood images. Evocative and effective works.

Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

Suite in g minor for Violin & Piano (1890)

A superb late Romantic work wonderfully written by a first rate violinist. A great choice for recital.

Johan Halvorsen (1864-1935)

Suite Mosaique for Violin & Piano (1901)

5 character pieces which make another excellent choice for recital. Critics uniformly praise this work as top notch

Asger Hamerik (1843-1923)

Quartetto in a minor for String Quartet

An early work from one of Denmark's leading 19th century composers. Short, but impressive and original. Not at all hard to play

Peter Hänsel (1770-1831)

String Trio No.4 in F Major, Op.40 No.1

Showing the influence of Mozart and Haydn this classical trio is full of appealing melodies with good parts for all.

Peter Hänsel (1770-1831)

String Trio No.5 in g minor, Op.40 No.2

Firmly rooted in the Viennese classical era, this is an attractive addition to the classical era trio literature.

Franz Xaver Hammer (1741-1817)

Sonata No.4 for Viola & Piano in f minor

A lovely work in the baroque style which makes excellent use of the instrument.

Emil Hartmann (1836-1898)

Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op.10

A fine mid-romantic trio which would be in the concert repertoire had it been written by someone better known.

Emil Hartmann (1836-1898)

Serenade for Clarinet (Viola or Violin, Cello & Piano

A very appealing 1st rate work for the combination which also plays exceedingly well as a piano trio with vln or vla

J.P.E. Hartmann (1805-1900)

Suite for Violin & Piano in a minor, Op.66

A Lovely mid-romantic suite-showing the influence of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Fine recital work.

Anton Hegner (1861-1915)

String Quartet in B flat Major, Op.130

Its unusual use of rhythm coupled with attractive thematic material makes this an interesting appealing work.

William Heilman (1877-1946)

Piano Trio in C Major, Op.7

A first rate late romantic work by a little known American composer. A good choice for pros and amateurs alike

 Peter Heise (1830-1879)

Two Fantasy Pieces for Cello & Piano

Typical of their genre. Schumannesque, with appealing melodies and effective writing.

 Peter Heise (1830-1879)

Cello Sonata in a minor (1867)

A very valuable addition to the mid-romantic cello repertoire. Captivating melodies & good cello writing.

 Peter Heise (1830-1879)

Piano Trio in E flat Major (1869)

Full of youthful energy and vigor. Combines classical form with romantic expression often with Nordic folk melodies.

 Peter Heise (1830-1879)

Piano Quintet in F Major-World Premiere Edition

A superb mid romantic work in the tradition of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Definitely first rate

Gustav Helsted (1857-1924)

Decet in D Major, Op.18-World Premiere Edition

This is an outstanding romantic era work for winds & strings features 1st rate writing for all. Not to be missed, an absolute concert choice.

Fini Henriques (1867-1940)

Mazurka for Violin & Piano, Op.35

A showy, highly appealing recital work by the violinist & composer often called the Danish Fritz Kreisler

Fini Henriques (1867-1940)

Piano Trio in G major, Op.31 "Břrne Trio"

A charming and appealing work presenting no techical difficulties. A comfortable performance piece for amateurs

 Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)

Piano Trio in d minor, Op.11

A surprising find and beautiful romantic trio by Felix's older sister.

 Adolph Henselt (1814-1889)

Piano Trio in a minor, Op.24

Praised by Schumann, this fine work is full of lovely melodies, excitement and drama. First class all the way.

Louise Heritte-Viardot (1841-1918)

Piano Quartet in d minor, WoO (1877)

Actually her first piano quartet, premiered to great acclaim, it inexplicably disappeared. 1st rate, great for concert and home.

Louise Heritte-Viardot (1841-1918)

Piano Quartet No.1 in A Major, Op.9 "Im Sommer"

A very effective portrayal of the sights, sounds and feel of summer. Appealing melodies, fine part-writing.

Louise Heritte-Viardot (1841-1918)

Piano Quartet No.2 in D Major, Op.11 "The Spanish"

A fine, atmospheric work full of lovely Spanish melodies and dance rhythms. Very effectively written.

Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)

Capriccio No.1 in d minor for 3 Violins, Op.2

By one of the 19th century's most famous violin teachers, intended as a showcase for his students. Very well written.

Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)

Capriccio No.2 in G Major for 3 Violins, Op.5

A real show piece for this much underserved genre. Hermann masterfully interweaves 3 similar timbres.

Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)

Capriccio No.3 in A Major for 3 Violins, Op.13

The last of these superb works for this combination. Once again, Hermann demonstrates his masterly compositional technique.

Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)

Suite in d minor for 3 Violins, Op.17

Quite possibly the finest work of its type ever written. All three violinists need to be of good techical ability. A superb work no doubt.

Friedrich Hermann (1828-1907)

String Quartet in e minor, Op.8

A Mendelssohnian work, appealing melodies, good part writing, no technical difficulties and fun to play.

Eduard Herrmann (1850-1937)

String Trio in g minor, Op.39

An engaging late-romantic work, with appealing melodies and good part-writing. Valuable addition to the repertoire

Eduard Herrmann (1850-1937)

Sextet for Oboe, Clarinet & String Qt in g minor, Op.33

Well written with appealing melodies, makes a good impression in concert and can be played by amateurs as well with little difficulty.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Violin Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op.32

A bright and sunny work dedicated to Joachim. Lovely melodies and makes a excellent recital selection

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Violin Sonata No.2 in B flat Major, Op.54

A first rate sonata sure to make a hit in the recital hall. Very fine and not to be missed.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Violin Sonata No.3 in d minor, Op.76

Like the others, also first rate. Richly scored and darkly tinged, this work belongs in the recital hall.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Legends for either Viola or Cello & Piano, Op.62

Three lovely works which combine the warmth of late Romanticism with the aura of a distant past.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Cello Sonata No.1 in a minor, Op.52

Heralded by the Editor of the Chamber Music Journal as every good as the Brahms sonatas.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Cello Sonata No.2 in D Major, Op.64

Takes Brahms as its starting point and moves into new regions. Powerful, dratmatic & impressive. A recital must.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Cello Sonata No.3 in E flat Major, Op.94

A mature first class work from start to finish. The cello does not struggle to be heard. Definite recital piece.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

String Trio No.1 in A Major, Op.27 No.1

Though it was unusual for Brahms to publicly praise anyone else's work, he praised H's rich and original trio.

 Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

String Trio No.2 in F Major, Op.27 No.2

This string trio along with its companion No.1, must be considered one of the best from the Romantic era.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg  (1843-1900)

String Quartet No.1 in d minor, Op.18

Quite original and fresh-sounding. Composed before he came under the influence of Brahms.

 Heinrich von Herzogenberg  (1843-1900)

String Quartet No.2 in g minor, Op.42 No.1

Influenced by Brahms, yet extraordinarily original and fresh-sounding. First rate from start to finish.

 Heinrich von Herzogenberg  (1843-1900)

String Quartet No.4 in G Major, Op.43 No.3

No influence of Brahms here, rather, Herzogenberg reaches farther back to Beethoven and Haydn but expressed in his own original voice

Heinrich von Herzogenberg  (1843-1900)

String Quartet No.5 in f minor, Op.63

Dark and brooding, passionate and lyrical, harking back to Late Beethoven.

 Heinrich von Herzogenberg  (1843-1900)

String Quintet (2 Violas) in c minor, Op.77

Qualifies as a masterwork. Makes superb use of instrumental color with very attractive thematic material.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Piano Trio No.1 in c minor, Op.24

Here is a lovely work with fine part-writing which belongs in the repertoire and unjustly neglected masterpiece

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Piano Trio No.2 in d minor, Op.36

A big, late romantic work of the first order. It belongs in the concert repertoire, a shame that is has been ignored

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Piano Quartet No.1 in e minor, Op.75

A dark and brooding, Brahmsian work written during his wife's final illness. First rate from start to finish

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Piano Quartet No.2 in B flat Major, Op.95

Written as a tribute to the dying Brahms, the music is joyful, triumphant, serene and very beautiful.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Piano Quintet in C Major, Op.17

Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, this early Herzogenberg work owes little to Brahms. A wonderful work.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Trio for Oboe, Horn & Piano in D Major, Op.61

The Chamber Music Journal calls it a little masterwork. Superbly crafted, unsurpassed part-writing.

Heinrich von Herzogenberg (1843-1900)

Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat Major, Op.43

An important and substantial work for this little served combination. Superb use of all instruments, fine melodies

Richard Heuberger (1850-1914)

Nachtmusik for String Quintet or String Nonet

From one of Vienna'a masters of light music. Good part writing, lovely melodies no difficulties.

Alfred Hill (1869-1960)

String Quartet No.1 in B flat Major, "Maori"

Combines New Zealand Maori folk melody with late 19th century German romantic craftsmanship. Fresh & original.

Alfred Hill (1869-1960)

String Quartet No.2 in g minor, "A Maori Legend"

Echoes of Dvorak & Tchaikovsky combined New Zealand Maori folk melody. Fine part-writing, very appealing

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902)

Three Pieces for Viola & Piano, Op.18

Beautifully written, and emotive these works take ample advantage of the viola's timbre. Good recital choices.

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902)

Piano Trio No.1 in D Major, Op.12

Well written, not difficult to play, appealing melodies, a good concert choice for amateur ensembles.

Wilhelm Hill (1838-1902)

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.44

Praised by critics, this work is highly appealing, with good part-writing, a concert hall candidate as well

Ferdinand Hiller (1811-1885)

String Trio in C Major, Op.207

A well-written Romantic era work with lovely melodies and excellent part-writing

Ferdinand Hiller (1811-1885)

Piano Quartet No.3 in a minor, Op.133

A written on a huge scale, this is mid-romantic era work, characterized by tinges of Mendelssohn

Ferdinand Hiller (1811-1885)

Piano Quintet in G Major, Op.156

A massive work, acclaimed at its premiere (1873) as one of the very best of its kind. Good part writing. Fun to play.

Ludwig Hoffmann (1830--))

String Quartet in D Major, Op.18

A lovely work with appealing melodies and excellent part-writing. A good choice for amateurs looking to perform as it is not technically demanding.

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812)

String Quartet No.13 in F Major, Op.14 No.1

A contemporary of Haydn & Mozart whose chamber music exemplifies the Viennese Classica style. A first rate work which belongs in concert.

Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812)

String Quartet No.15 in d minor, Op.14 No.3

Appealing melodies with good part writing, as good as many a Haydn and an excellent substitute where something fresh is sought

Heinrich Hofmann (1842-1902)

Piano Quartet in d minor, Op.50

"A superb work, as good as any including the Brahms piano quartets"---The Chamber Music Journal

Heinrich Hofmann (1842-1902)

String Sextet in e minor, Op.25

With its gorgeous melodies and fine part-writing this work belongs in the front rank of mid-romantic era sextets.

Heinrich Hofmann (1842-1902)

Serenade for 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc, Kb & Fl or String Sextet

Wonderful melodies, fine part-writing,  fun to play and to hear with an exciting Hungarian finale.

Heinrich Hofmann (1842-1902)

Octet for 2 Vlns, Vla, Vc, Fl, Cln, Bsn & Hn in F, Op.112

A charming and highly appealing work for this ensemble which deserves to be heard in concert.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

String Quartet No.1, Fantasy in d minor, Op.17b

A spirited work, well-written, fun to play. Fresh & original ideas expressed in an appealing way.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

String Quartet No.2, Impressions, Op.59a

Opens with a somber elegiac serenade and concludes with a spirited Russian dance parodying famous composers.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

String Quartet No.4 Folksong Suite No.1, Op.71

The first of 2 suites using national folksongs and dances. In This suite there are Irish airs and Scotish dances.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

String Quartet No.5, "Song & Dance", Op.72

Uses the folktunes & dances of Scotland, Wales, Ireland and England to create a sophisticated work

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

String Sextet in D Major, Op.43

Powerful and dramatic, wonderfully scored with solos for every voice. A sure winner in the concert hall. Valuable addition to the repertoire.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

Clarinet Quintet No.1 in G Major, Op.27 No.1

A superb early 20th century work with variations as tood if not better than those of Brahms & Mozart.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

Trio for Violin, Horn & Piano in d minor, Op.28

Good enough to be on the same program with the Brahms. 1st rate, great part writing, melodies. Not to be missed.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

Fairyland for Clarinet or Flute or Oboe, Viola & Piano

Aa latter day version of Mendelssohn's Midsummer's Night Dream, this music evokes the nethworld of fairys & ghosts

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

"Symphonic" Piano Quartet in g minor, Op.21

Very powerful but also lyrical and beautiful. One of the very best English Piano Quartets. Truly belongs in the repertoire & concert hal.

Joseph Holbrooke (1878-1958)

"Symphonic" Piano Quintet in g minor, Op.44

An extraordinary work. Masterful and original, the music pushes the boundaries of chamber music. A concert hall must.

Iver Holter (1850-1941)

String Quartet No.1 in E flat Major, Op.1

Youthful work which incorporates Nordic melody to good effect. Fun to play, no technical difficulties.

Iver Holter (1850-1941)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.18

Praised for its melody and fine part-writing by Wilhelm Altmann. A good work for concert or home.

Augusta Holmes (1847-1903)

Fantasie for Clarinet and Piano

An atmospheric work which shows an intimate knowledge of the clarinet. A fine recital or concert work.

Julius Hopfe (1817-1891)

String Trio No.1 in C Major, Op.41

Pleasant melodies, good part-writing, no difficulties make this an excellent choice for student competion or concert.

Julius Hopfe (1817-1891)

String Trio No.2 in g minor, Op.69

Tasteful and tuneful with shades of Mendelssohn and Schumann, easy to play, no technical difficulties.

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Piano String Quartet in a minor, Op.21

Winner of the 1916 Carnegie Prize for Chamber Music. A mix of English folk music with French impressionism

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Phantasy String Quartet, Op.25

In one long movement of many sections and constantly changing moods, the thematic material develops in Lisztian fashion

Herbert Howells (1892-1983)

Rhapsodic Quintet for Clarinet & String Quartet, Op.31

A free-flowing lyrical work, original and very well-written for all of the instruments. It deserves to be heard in concert.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Six Poëms Hongrois for Violin & Piano, Op.27

Based on Hungarian folk tunes, these 6 evocative poems can be performed individually as encores or as a cycle.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.1 for Violin & Piano, Op.9

Perhaps the most gypsy like of the set, a fiery work full of wonderful melody and effects.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.2 for Violin & Piano, Op.13

Subtitled Kis furulyam or My Little Flute, it makes stunning use of left hand pizzicato and other pyrotechnic effects

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.3 for Violin & Piano, Op.18

Subtitled Maros vize or The Waters of the Maros, the music evokes the ebb and flow of this great Hungarian river.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.4 for Violin & Piano, Op.32

The most famous of the set, known as Hejre Kati, it is a work full of passion and bravado. Great encore.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.5 for Violin & Piano, Op.33

Another emotive work, known by its subtitle Waves of Lake Balaton, it tells the sad tale of a fisherman.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.6 for Violin & Piano, Op.34

The first melody is based on the well-known Hungarian folksong, The Yellow Beetle (Sarga Cserebogar)

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.7 for Violin & Piano, Op.41

The main theme, the Kossuth Melody from 1850 recalls the Hungarian struggle for independence

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.8 for Violin & Piano, Op.60

Two Slovakian melodies (one now the national anthem) and a famous csardas in a set of emotive & virtuoso variations.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Scčnes de la Csárda No.10 for Violin & Piano, Op.69

Hungarian-Slovakian melodies recalling the pleasant time Hubay spent in the tiny village of Szalatna

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Book 1 Scčnes de la Csárda Nos.1-6

This album contains the first six of Hubay's Scčnes de la Csárda at an attractive price.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Book 2 Scčnes de la Csárda Nos.7-8, 10 & 14

The series of Hubay's Scčnes de la Csárda continues and is also offered at an attractive price.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Les joie melée aux larmes for Violin & Piano, Op.44 No.1

The first of a set of three works from Impressions of the Puszta. Melodies both jubilant and sad.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Crepuscule for Violin & Piano, Op.44 No.2

The middle work from Impressions of the Puszta conveys the atmosphere of twilight on the Hungarian steppe.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Les Fileuses Violin & Piano, Op.44 No.3

The last work from Impressions of the Puszta is a moto perpetuo of girls working their spinning wheels.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Impressions of the Puszta for Violin & Piano, Op.44

The complete set of these short emotive tone poems which paint a musical picture of the Hungarian plains.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Bolero for Violin & Piano, Op.51 No.3

The third work from Hubay's Cinq morceaux has a definite Spanish flavor as the dance title implies.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Echos des Alpes for Violin & Piano, Op.51 No.4

The fourth work from Hubay's Cinq morceaux conjures the atmosphere of the Tyrolean Alps complete with yodeling!

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Zephyr for Violin & Piano, Op.30 No.5

From the tale A Flower's Life, the music conveys the scene of a butterfly fliting away from a flower. Superb encore.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Hubay Album Opp.44, 51 & Op.30 No.5  for Vln & Pno

This album contains the complete Impressions of the Puszta, Bolero, Echos des Alpes and Zephyr.

Jenö Hubay (1858-1937)

Morceaux de Concert for Viola & Piano, Op.20

A real show case for the viola. Makes a good competion selection and great recital choice to impress.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Suite for Cello and Piano, Op.89

Huber's take on an updated style from the baroque but as seen through a romantic era prism

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Cello Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.33

A first class mid romantic era sonata full of excitement and youthful fire. Makes an excellent recital work.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Cello Sonata No.4 in B flat Major, Op.130

A very accomplished late Romantic era work which would have been in the repertoire had it been written by a "name"

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Phantasie in g minor for Violin & Piano

A major work. Powerful, dramatic, lyrical. It's all there. Superb recital pieces. Not to be missed.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Violin Sonata No.2 in B flat Major, Op.42

A masterwork overflowing with expressive and lyrical ideas. A superb choice for the recital hall

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Violin Sonata No.5 in E Major, Op.112

A lyrical and powerful, late Romantic, post Brahmsian sonata. Excellent choice for the recital hall

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Violin Sonata No.6 "Appassionata" in d minor, Op.116

A towering masterpiece, a violin sonata on a concerto-like scale, powerful and dramatic. Superb recital hall choice

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Violin Sonata No.7 "Graziosa" in G Major, Op.119

A big scale work as fine as any sonata from this period. Graceful, but also powerful & dramatic. Good recital choice

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Piano Trio No.2 in E Major, Op.65

A big, first rate work with appealing melodies, original touches, a sure audience.please, but not beyond amateur players.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Piano Trio No.3 in F Major, Op.105

This is the kind of trio Schumann would have written had be been alive in 1890. Good part writing. Will do well in concert and at home.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Trio in B flat Major for 2 Violins & Piano, Op.135

One of the best, if not the best, works for this combination in the late romantic style.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Piano Quartet No.1 in B flat Major, Op.110

A captivating Romantic era work, full of appealing melodies including an 'alla svizzera' finale

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Piano Quartet No.2 in E Major "Waldlieder", Op.117

Based on Keller's poem, it is a marvelous sonic portrayal of nature and the forest in calm and in storm.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Piano Quintet No.2 in G Major "Divertimento", Op.125

An absolutely first class work in a lighter vein, deserving concert performance and also suitable for amateurs.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Quintet for Piano & Winds in E flat Major, Op.136

An absolute must for this little served combination. Good melodies, wonderful part-writing and quite effective.

Hans Huber (1852-1921)

Sextet for Piano & Winds in B flat Major (1898)

A big, superbly written work of the first order. A late romantic gem, nothing better for this combination.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Viola Sonata in E flat Major, Op.5 No.3

The finest late classical & early Romantic viola sonata ever written. A must for every violist.

Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Cello Sonata in A Major, Op.104

An early Romantic work which combines the singing lyricism of the cello with the sparkling agility of the piano.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.1 in G Major, Op.12

A fine early romantic piano trio by the great pianist who was Mozart's only full-time composition student.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.2 in F Major, Op.22

A first rate work full of lovely melodies and concluding with a very exciting Rondo alla Turc

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.3 in E flat Major, Op.35

Very Mozartian in conception and structure. Elegant and concise with lovely melodies.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.4 G Major, Op.65

Standing squarely between between the late classics and the early romantics, this brilliant work incorporates both.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.5 E Major, Op.83

Hummel's last piano trio from his middle period still exhibits its classical heritage but also is romantic.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.6 in E flat Major, Op.93

Hummel advances further into the Romantic movement with a work somewhat reminiscent of the Archduke.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Piano Trio No.7 in E flat Major, Op.96

Hummel's last trio with brilliant writing for all including an exciting Rondo alla Russa finale.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

String Trio No.1 in E flat Major

Lovely melodies & fine part writing makes this late classical trio trio a welcome addition to the repertoire

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

String Trio No.2 in G Major

This work is equally as fine as the No.1 and should also be welcomed by string trio players everywhere.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

String Quartet No.1 in C Major, Op.30 No.1

1st of his 1803 quartets which builds on rather than breaks away from the style of Mozart & Haydn. A fine work.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.30 No.2

A very Haydnesque work A fine work. The trio section of the minuet is a striking and memorable serenade.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

String Quartet No.3 in E flat Major, Op.30 No.3

Recalls late Mozart & Haydn quartets but with original ideas such as the use of the baroque Allemande rather than a trio.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Cello in E flat Major

Probably the finest Clarinet Quartet of its time (1807). The clarinet is wonderfully integrated into the ensemble.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Quintet for Piano, Vln, Vla, Cello & Bass, Op.87

An exciting work, and one of the few, that can be played for the same instrumentation as Schubert's Trout Quintet.

 Johann Nepomuk Hummel (1778-1837)

Septet for Piano, Winds & Strings in d minor, Op.74

Brilliantly written, exciting, dramatic and powerful. Each instrument gets solos. Once a concert hall staple.

 Jean Huré (1877-1930)

Piano Quintet (1907-1908)

Original, powerful a virtual tone poem. Belongs in the concert hall where it will make a strong impression.

 William Hurlstone (1876-1906)

Phantasie for String Quartet (1905)

This composition won first prize in the prestigious Cobbett Chamber Music Composition. Modern and orginal

 William Hurlstone (1876-1906)

Piano Trio in G Major (1905)

A real masterwork of the late romantic era. Fresh and original themes. Superb part-writing, fun to play.

 William Hurlstone (1876-1906)

Piano Quartet in e minor, Op.43

A fine late Romantic work tinged with Brahmsian tonal colors but also beginning to show more modern tonalities

Henry Holden Huss (1862-1953)

Piano Trio in d minor, Op.23 World Premiere Edition

A late Romantic masterwork of the first order written by one of the best American composers of his generation.

 Anselm Hüttenbrenner (1794-1868)

String Qt No.1 in E Major "Death & the Maiden"

It was from this work of his friend that Schubert got the idea for his famous song and his string quartet. I

 Anselm Hüttenbrenner (1794-1868)

String Quintet (2 Violas) in c minor

Fine early Romantic era work. Very Viennese, very Schubertian. Lovely melodies and fun to play.

Oscar Hylén (1846-1886

String Quartet in D Major (1870)

An important example of mid Romantic era Swedish music. Well written for all. Good to play and hear.

Jacques Ibert (1890-1962)

Cinq Pieces en Trio for Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon

Five bright and charming short works in the neo classical style that make a good choice for concert or amateurs

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Lied for Cello or Viola & Piano, Op.19

A lovely long cantabile French art song, gentle and flowing but also with dramatic moments.

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Cello Sonata in D Major, Op.84

A modern French version of the 17th century baroque suite. Imaginatively written. Very appealing.

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Piano Quartet in a minor, Op.7

Very French sounding a la Cesar Franck, atmospheric, unusual chromaticism & excellent part-writing.

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Trio in Bb for Clarinet (or Violin), Cello & Piano, Op.29

A masterwork for this combination of instruments. Gallic, original with brilliant part-writing

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Piano Trio No.2 "In the Form of a Suite", Op.98

A marvelous neoclassical rendition of the18th century baroque French suite. A charming and appealing work.

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.35

Much acclaimed and hailed by critics as a masterwork, this original and powerful work needs to be rediscovered.

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

String Quartet No.2 in E Major, Op.45

Using Cesar Franck cyclical technique d'Indy creates an impressive and original work based on a four note motto

 Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

String Sextet in B flat Major, Op.92

An important addition to the sextet literature, a bright and attractive, modern French work.

Vincent d'Indy (1851-1931)

Chansons et Danses for Wind Septet, Op.50

An attractive post-romantic work for winds. Excellent part writing makes and appealing melodies in modern setting.

Wilfrid d'Indy (1821-1891)

Piano Trio in G Major, Op.15

Light, gay, melodramatic and operatic, this is the music of the French salon concerts during the first part of the Second Empire.

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)

Violin Sonata in A Major, Op.8

Charming and elegant, this work filters the then (1887) latest developments from France through a Russian lens.

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)

Spanish Serenade for Viola & Piano (1897)

Another fine work showing this composers mastery of character and mood. An excellent short program work

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)

String Quartet in a minor, Op.13

Another appealing work from the Russian Romantic era combines the influence of Borodin and Tchaikovsky.

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.9

One of the few Russian piano quartets from the Romantic period. Quite Russian sounding, and not at all difficult to play.

Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov (1859-1935)

An Evening in Georgia, Qnt for Piano & Winds, Op.71

Brings the folk music and rhythms of the Caucasus with its hint of the exotic and good part writing.

John Ireland (1879-1962)

Violin Sonata No.1 in d minor (1909)

1st prize winner of the third Cobbett Competitions. A work praised by the judges for its originality

John Ireland (1879-1962)

Phantasie in a minor for Piano Trio (1906)

Composed for the prestigious Cobbett Competitions. A fresh & original work & a good concert program choice.

John Ireland (1879-1962)

Piano Trio No.2 in e minor (1917)

A grim work, composed during wartime and meant to show the terrible wastage of young lives which were caused by it

John Ireland (1879-1962)

Sextet for Clarinet, Horn & String Quartet (1898)

Inspired by and to some extent modeled on Brahms' Quintet for clarinet and string quartet. An appealing work.

 

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