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

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

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 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

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)

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 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)

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)

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.

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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