Composers J to K

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 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Trio No.1 in F Major, Op.16

An early-mid romantic with especially lovely melodies, good part-writing and no technical difficulties.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Trio No.2 in E Major, Op.20

A worthy addition to the mid-romantic repertoire. Like the 1st trio, it has appealing melodies and good part writing.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Trio No.3 in c minor, Op.59

Another very good work which should be heard in concert but which also has no great techical requirements.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Trio No.4 in c minor, Op.85

A late romantic masterpiece by an unjustly forgotten composer. Superb throughout.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.77

Another outstanding late romantic work. Rich tonalities and fine part writing fill this top notch piano quartet.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

Piano Quintet No.3 in g minor, Op.126

Again, a masterpiece by one of the most unjustly neglected composers of the romantic period.

 Salomon Jadassohn (1831-1902)

String Quartet in c minor, Op.10

A youthful Mendelssohnian work full of vigor, passion and appealing melodies with good part-writing for all.

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)

String Trio No.1 in E flat Major, Op.2 No.1

Unlike the qt of his brother (see below) this trio is closer to the Viennese classics than the French revolutionary style

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)

String Trio No.2 in G Major, Op.2 No.2

IOf this set of three, this trio is the one which reflects French tastes from the mid Classical era. Less Viennese sounding than the other two

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)

String Trio No.3 in F Major, Op.2 No.3

If you didn't know who this trio was by, you would guess Haydn, but it has better part-writing for the lower voices than the Haydns

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)

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

Historically important, dedicated to Haydn, this quartet heralds later developments, with fine treatment of the cello

Hyacinthe Jadin (1776-1800)

String Quartet in E flat Major, Op.2 No.1

Another historically important quartets showing that developments from Vienna were reaching Paris

Louis-Emmanuel Jadin (1768-1853)

String Quartet No.2 in f minor

A work of the French revolutionary period combining the early classical style with some romantic tendencies.

Leos Janacek (1854-1928)

Sonata for Violin and Piano (1922)

Very typical late Janacek, idiosyncratic and characteristic of his quartets and opera works. Powerful & unique

Leopold Jansa (1795-1875)

String Quartet No.10 in a minor, Op.65 No.1

A very effective string quartet with good writing for all by a member of several leading Viennese string quartets

 Gustav Jenner (1865-1920)

Clarinet Sonata in G Major (1900)

Its like have a third Brahms Clarinet Sonata. Wonderful writing, following in the footsteps of his teacher (Brahms)

 Gustav Jenner (1865-1920)

Violin Sonata No.1 in a minor, Op.8

Beautifully written, a fine late romantic work which builds on what Brahms had achieved.

Gustav Jenner (1865-1920)

Piano Quartet in F Major (1905)-World Premiere Edition

As if Brahms had lived 10 years longer and written another piano quartet. Absolutely superb work.

Gustav Jensen (1843-1895)

Three Fantasiestücke for Violin, Viola & Piano, Op.27

In the tradition of Schmann's Marchenerzalungen. A superb mid-late Romantic work for this little served combination.

Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)

Hebrew Melodies for Viola and Piano, Op.9

Three lovely movements, darkly colored, full of lament and pathos which showcase the viola's wonderful timbre

Joseph Joachim (1831-1907)

Variations for Viola and Piano, Op.10

A work of great breadth, serious. Takes advantage of viola's dark tonal color and is Brahmsian.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major, Op.27

One of the finest Franco-Belgian violin sonatas from the first part of the 20th century. A recital must.

Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Introduction & Danse for Viola and Piano, Op.102

In the late French impressionist style, taking full advantage of the viola's possibilities. A first rate work.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

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

Massive, Gallic, powerful, monumental, prize-winning, masterpiece--all have been used to describe this quartet.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

String Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op.50

A first rate work which would be an excellent program alternative to either the Debussy or the Ravel quartets.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

String Quartet No.3 in D Major, Op.67

A big, masterly work, classic in structure and showing the influence of French impressionism.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Two Serenades for String Quartet, Op.61

Richly inspired and full of original and exotic tonal effects can be played together or separately

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Piano Trio No.1 in b minor, Op.10

Another big, powerful work with all of the same qualities as his string quartet. A work of the first rank.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Piano Trio (No.2) for Vln, Vla & Pno in f3 minor, Op.30

One of the finest works for this combination. Shows the influence of French impressionists but fresh & original.

 Joseph Jongen (1873-1953)

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.23

Hailed as a masterpiece at its premiere, this is an incredibly good French late romantic work.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Cello Sonata in a minor, Op.54

A modern post-romantic work, fully tonal, original and an important addition to the cellist's recital repertoire.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Violin Sonata No.1 in A Major, Op.7

A great late Romantic era work, full of Russian melodies with an especially fine set of variations in the middle movement.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Violin Sonata No.3 in b minor, Op.86

A fine post romantic, modern and completely tonal, combining Russian and French influences.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Silhouettes for 2 Violins & Piano, Series 1, Op.9

An engaging set of 6 contrasting and highly effective character pieces. Perfect for concert or home.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Silhouettes for 2 Violins & Piano, Series 2, Op.43

This set of 5 character pieces written a decade after the 1st set, equally as fine, shows modern, for the time, developments

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Piano Trio No.1 in a minor, Op.17

An important and interesting work illustrative of post Tchaikovsky Russian romanticism.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Trio Caprice (Piano Trio No.2), Op.39

A powerful and emotional tone poem for piano trio combining German Jugendstil with Russian folk melody.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Piano Trio No.3 in G Major, Op.60

This trio illustrates why Juon was regarded as the missing link between Tchaikovsky & Stravinsky,

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Four Trio Miniatures, Op.18/24

Little gems of the late romantic literature. Can be played by either Clarinet or Violin, Cello or Viola and Piano

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

"Litaniae" A Tone Poem for Piano Trio, Op.70

Written just after the upheaval WWI, as the title suggests, the music is a powerful prayer. A very impressive work

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Suite for Piano Trio in C Major, Op.89

A sound tribute to the cosmopolitan atmosphere of the Berlin of the late 1920's. His last work for piano trio.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Rhapsodie for Piano Quartet, Op.37

A powerful and dramatic large scale work based on the Nordic saga Gosta Berling. In a very late Romantic idiom.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Piano Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.50

Combines Russian modal melody with late Central European romanticism. Very fine.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Piano Quintet No.1 in d minor, Op.33

Hailed by the Chamber Music Journal as a work of the first order. Original with great part-writing & themes.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Piano Quintet No.2 in F Major, Op.44

A powerful, original and complex late Romantic works. Requires more than one hearing but well worth it.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Sextet for Piano, 2 Violins, Viola & 2 Cellos in c minor, Op.22

Of its type, a late romantic era masterwork. Superb writing, attractive melodies fresh and vibrant.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Divertimento for Piano & Wind Quintet, Op.51

A light, witty first rate work, full of surprising rhythms and tonal colors. Excellent part writing for all.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

Octet for Piano, Winds & Strings, Op.27

A first rate work for this unusual combination which straddles the romantic and neo-classical periods.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.5

A first rate Russian romantic quartet tinged with modernism. An advance on Sergei Taneyev.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

String Quartet No.3 in a minor, Op.29

A work of very great originality which combines traditional Slavic melodies with polyphonic modernism.

 Paul Juon (1872-1940)

String Quartet No.4, Op.67

The quartet while tonal, shows post Romantic develoments such as polyphonic tonalities. A searching, dramatic and powerful work.

 Dmitri Kabalevsky (1904-1987)

String Quartet No.1 in a minor, Op.8

A powerful, early Soviet style work, full of fresh ideas, appealing folk melodies and high excitement.

Pál Kadosa (1903-1983)

String Trio, Op.12

A edgy, engaging post-Bartokian work which is suited for both pros and amateurs as it has no technical difficulties

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Cello Sonata in d minor, Op.56

Warm and lyrical, full of passion. A fine late romantic addition to this repertoire.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Violin Sonata No.1 in g minor, Op.5

A Both Brahms & Clara Schumann highly praised this fine sonata which will triumph in the recital hall if given a chance

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Violin Sonata No.2 in a minor, Op.26

A big, very effective, late Romantic era gem. Great writing, appealing melodis. Very dramatic, a great recital piece

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Violin Sonata No.3 in E Major, Op.50

A dark, brooding work of great introspection but not without high drama and emotion.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Trio for Clarinet (Violin), Cello & Piano in g, Op.45

An late romantic masterwork. Lovely melodies, excellent part-writing & brilliant use of instrumental color.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Quintet for Violin, Clarinet, Horn, Cello & Piano in c, Op.54

Superb work for rare ensemble. Unusual and highly original with excellent part-writing & extraordinary tone color.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Trio Serenade for 9 ensembles Op.73

A lovely late romantic work. Can be played by trios for strings & piano, winds & piano or winds, strings & piano

Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Trio No.1 in E Major, Op.19

The famous critic Wilhelm Altmann wrote of it, 'It's hard to imagine more beautful melodies than what finds here.'

Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Trio No.2 in E flat Major, Op.33

A superb, late Romantic era (1900) work full of gorgeous melodies and fine part-writing. Excellent for concert or home

Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Trio No.3 in c minor, Op.35

A dark, brooding trio with rich, captivating melodies. A work which belongs in the concert hall, also good for amateurs

Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Trio No.4 in e minor, Op.72

A masterpiece of the first order, the equal of anything from the late Romantic era. Absolutely 1st rate, not to be missed.

Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

7 Lieder from Heyse's Jungbrunnen for Voice & Piano Trio

Almost unique in the literature, this late romantic song cycle for both female & male voice is captivating and 1st rate.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Quartet No.1 in b minor, Op.14

A first rate powerful and dramatic romantic work which can hold its own against any of its contemporaries.

 Robert Kahn (1865-1951)

Piano Quartet No.2 in a minor, Op.30

Fine part-writing, an abundance of fresh and appealing ideas superbly executed. A rich and satisfying work.

Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953)

Medley of Themes from Die Csárdásfürstin for Piano Quintet

Wonderful Viennese waltz and march melodies combined with the fiery dances of Hungary from the famous operetta.

Emmerich Kálmán (1882-1953)

Medley of Themes from Gräfin Mariza for Piano Quintet

Fiery Hungarian Csardas & lively dance & march melodies made this one of the most famous operettas in the world.

Viktor Kallinikov (1870-1927)

Two Miniatures for String Quartet

Two charming morsel, well-written which either separately or together make a fine encore.

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801-1866)

Six Nocturnes for Viola and Piano, Op.186

Six night pieces which expertly display the viola's rich sonorities. Can be played together or as separate encores.

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801-1866)

String Quartet No.2 in A Major, Op.62

His publisher engaged him to write quartets in the beautiful style of Mozart. This work is beautiful but no imitation.

Johann Wenzel Kalliwoda (1801-1866)

String Quartet No.3 in G Major, Op.90

A dazzling work full of excitement and lovely melodies. Kalliwoda was often considered the precursor of Schumann those he sounds different.

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Quintet for Oboe, 2 Clarinets, Horn & Bassoon in c minor, Op.30

Ahead of its time (1904) in that it is approaches a neo-classical style. Fine part-writing & appealing themes.

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Trio for Oboe, Clarinet & English Horn in d, Op.49

Charming undated late Romantic era version of a French baroque style suite.

Sigfrid Karg-Elert (1877-1933)

Jugend for Flute, Clarinet, Horn & Piano, Op.139a

A lovely, dreamy Post-Brahmsian work tinged with elements of French impressionism.

Kurt Kárnauke (1866-1934)

Allerseelentage (All Souls Day) for String Quartet (1900)

A highly emotive elegty for string quartet beautifully written for all of the voices.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 German Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 1, Op.14

The first volume of his wonderful collection of folk songs entitled Humorous & Contrapuntal,  finely written, fun to play.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Czech Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 2, Op.14a

Lively Czech folk songs including Sil jsem proso na Souvrati made famous by Smetana in the finale to his piano trio.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Styrian Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 3, Op.15

Included are the famous jodeling game poacher's song, the humorous My Day, and the folksy wood chopping folk song.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 German Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 4, Op.16

Entitled Humorous and Contrapuntal, these are finely written & fun to play. Includes the famous O du lieber Augustin

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Hungarian Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 5, Op.27

By turns sad and slow, dramatic and fast, based on popular Hungarian folk melodies so often heard in European cafes.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 German Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 6, Op.29

Humorous & Contrapuntal, finely written & fun to play. You will certainly recognize Was kommt dort von der Höh

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Austrian Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 7, Op.30

Includes the famous & humorous folk song "I'm a slob, you're a slob" used by Beedthoven, Wranitzky and many others.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Austrian Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 8, Op.31

Four more once well-known Austrian folk tunes, including the humorous "If you want to be a bass fiddle, play for a bear"

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Norwegian Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 9, Op.33

Lovely folk songs of Norway popularize by Edvard Gried in his arrangement of them for orchestra

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Viennese Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 10 Op.34

Included is the famous and funny Viennese folk song 'My mother says vegetable soup makes one beautiful.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 Viennese Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 11 Op.36

These wonderful Viennese songs include the well known So geht's der Welt (So goes the world) & Wenn's Morgen regn't

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 German Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 12, Op.37

Included are Die Wirten Töchterlein from Goethe's famous poem and the well-known Wer hat die schönsten Schäfchen

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

4 German Folk Songs for String Quartet, Volume 13, Op.41

You'll find the lively Hans has boots on & the funny Grandmother's blubbering in the kitchen in this volume

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

The Complete Collection of National Folk Songs for String Qt

The 1st time all 52 of these folk songs have ever been published together and at an unbeatable price.

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

The Complete Collection of German Folk Songs for String Qt

All of the 20 German folk songs under a single cover for the first time and at a great savings over individual volumes

Moritz Kässmayer (1831-1884)

The Complete Collection of Austrian Folk Songs for String Qt

This Collection contains, the Austrian, Viennese & Styrian folk songs under one cover for the 1st time at great savings

Hugo Kauder (1888-1972)

Trio in d minor for Oboe or Violin, Viola and Piano (1916)

A fine, very late romantic work for a little served ensemble with good part-writing and full of interest for all.

Hugo Kauder (1888-1972)

String Quartet No.1 in c minor

The Chamber Music Jounral calls it a very appealing, first rate work. We think its a modern masterwork.

Hugo Kauder (1888-1972)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major

A post romantic Viennese composer who rejected atonalism for an attractive neo-romantic style.

Hugo Kauder (1888-1972)

String Quartet No.4 (1927)

While retraining traditional tonality, Kauder in this quartet begins to explore new ways of using it.

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932)

Piano Quintet in f sharp minor, Op.39

A 1st rate late romantic, early modern work full of drama and original ideas with good part writing for all

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932)

String Quartet No.1 in F Major

A powerful and dramatic work written as a tribute to his  friend, a ship captain who died tragically in a wreck.

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932)

String Quartet No.3 in c minor, Op.74

A dark-hued, richly tonal in a late romantic style with tinges of French impressionism. A beautiful and moving work.

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932)

String Quintet (2 Cellos) in f# minor, Op.28

Superbly written, wonderful melodies, powerful, dramatic, one of the very best from the late Romantic era. Good for concert and home.

Hugo Kaun (1863-1932)

Octet for Strings & Winds in F Major, Op.34

A superb, first class work. Very effective & not hard to play. For the exact same combination as the Schubert Octet

Edgar Stillman Kelley (1857-1944)

Piano Quintet in f sharp minor, Op.20

An important American piano quintet from the late Romantic (1901) era. Excellent part writing, appealing melodies and many original touches.

Johann Friedrich Kelz (1786-1862)

String Trio in E flat Major, Op.128

Late classical era work with appealing melodies and good part writing for all three voices. Makes a good concert choice

Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978))

Trio for Clarinet or Viola, Violin and Piano (1932)

Innovative treatment of Armenian and Uzbek folk melodies, original and exotic sounding.

Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Kleine Suite in A major for Violin & Piano, Op.77

A charming little work which presents an updated version of the baroque suite. A good recital hall choice.

Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Cello Sonata in a minor, Op.52

Considered the equal of the Brahms sonatas thematically & their superior from the standpoint of balance.

Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Viola Sonata in g minor, Op.67

Hailed by critics as a magnificent work. The viola is superbly handled and never overwhelmed by the piano

Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Three Romances for Viola and Piano, Op.69

Three charming works, each contrasting, yet related so as to make a whole. Can be performed together or separately.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

String Quartet No.1, Op.53 No.1

As one might expect where a Beethoven Late Quartet is the inspiration, this is a profound and magnificent work.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Three Waltzes for String Quartet, Op.73

These 3 lovely concert waltzes are perhaps the finest of their kind. Professionals & Amateurs will enjoy them.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

New Waltzes for String Quartet, Op.78

His first set of waltzes (above) was so popular, his publisher demanded another set which are equally as fine.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Trio No.1 in D Major, Op.3

A classically inspired trio with Beethovian structure and Schbertian melody. Fine part writing no tech difficulties

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Trio No.5 in G Major, Op.34

Showing a stylistic kinship with Beethoven and combined with with lovely melodies. Energetic & Pleasing.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Trio No.6 in A Major, Op.65 No.1

Unjustly forgotten romantic masterwork of the first order. Original ideas with lovely melodies and fine writing.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Trio No.7 in g minor, Op.65 No.2

Here is another very fine mid-late romantic trio with attractive melodies and masterful part-writing.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Quartet No.1 in a minor, Op.43

One of the best mid 19th century works for piano quartet. Great melodies, excitement & fine part-writing. Must hear.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Quartet No.2 in E major, Op.44

Another top-notch romantic era piano quartet by a master composer. Appealing melodies and grateful parts for all.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Quartet No.3 in G major, Op.50

Again, a first-rate piano quartet which will please amateurs and professionals alike.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Quintet No.1 in A Major, Op.75

No overstatement to claim this quintet is as good as those of Brahms and Dvorak. Superbly conceived. Must hear.

  Friedrich Kiel (1821-1885)

Piano Quintet No.2 in c minor, Op.76

Kiel's two piano quintets are as good as any ever written for this combination. Another big masterwork.

   Wilhelm Kienzl (1857-1941)

String Quartet No.1 in b minor, Op.22

A dramatic, compelling work fusing the language of Schumann with the programmatic tendencies of Wagner.

   Wilhelm Kienzl (1857-1941)

String Quartet No.2 in c minor, Op.99

A Late Romantic work hailed by The Chamber Music Journal as a first rate quartet with the ripeness of human experience.

   Wilhelm Kienzl (1857-1941)

String Quartet No.3 in E Major, Op.113

The Quartet shares the tonal world of Richard Strauss. Concise & well written it is good for concert or home

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Serenade for Piano Trio

A short and highly lyrical character piece by the acknowledged master of this form. A perfect encore.

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Ein Gedenkblatt, Op.15 for Piano Trio

A lovely elegiac serenade which displays Kirchner's talent for melody and perfect part-writing A fine encore.

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Four Short Works for Piano Trio

Four lovely character pieces each with a different mood, lively or reflective, but always beautiful. Not to be missed.

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Six Canonic Pieces for Piano Trio

The thematic material is from Robert Schumann, but this superb work is pure Kirchner. Atmospheric & lovely.

 Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Seven Character Pieces for Piano Trio

The Master of the Miniature shows why he garnered this name. You will fine none better than these littel gems.

 Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Kindertrios, 15 Short Works for Piano Trio, Op.58

Though technically not difficult, each of these little character pieces is a masterpiece making a fine encore or played togeher as a suite.

 Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

12 Novelletten for Piano Trio, Op.59

Meant as a tribute to his friend and mentor Robert Schumann who created the form, these are beautifully written, captivatings good for performance & home..

Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Zwei Terzette for Piano Trio, Op.97

The Master of the Miniature shows why he garnered this name. You will fine none better than these littel gems.

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Eight Pieces for Cello (or Violin or Viola) & Piano, Op.79

Yet 2 more little gems from the Master of the Miniature. Either makes a fine encore or together a good shorter selection

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Piano Quartet in A Major, Op.84

First rate work from the Romantic era with good part writing. Schumannesque.

   Theodor Kirchner (1823-1903)

Nur Tropfen--7 Miniatures for String Quartet

Virtually unique in the quartet literature. Each one is a little masterpiece & could serve as an encore.

Jan Baptysta Kleczyński (1756-1828)

String Trio No.1 in C Major, Op.4 No.1

A fine work in Viennese Classical style by a contemporary of Mozart & Haydn. Good part-writing for lower voices.

Jan Baptysta Kleczyński (1756-1828)

String Trio No.2 in G Major, Op.4 No.2

The opening bars quote Mozart's 3d Violin Concerto of the same key. Scholars consider it was a tribute to Mozart..

Jan Baptysta Kleczyński (1756-1828)

String Trio No.3 in D Major, Op.4 No.3

Iin Viennese Classical style by a contemporary of Mozart & Haydn. Big cello solo in the middle movt, appealing melodies

Julius Klengel (1859-1933)

String Quartet No.1 in g minor, Op.21

Good to hear, fun to play, beautiful melodies, excellent part-writing. This mid-late Romantic quartet has it all.

Julius Klengel (1859-1933)

String Sextet, Op.60 (1924)

Praised by critics as 1st rate, with wonderful melodies, part writing. Recommended for concert performance & home.

Friedrich Klose (1862-1942)

String Quartet in E flat Major (1911)

A big post-Brucknerian work which scales the heights and plunges to the depths with chromatic tonalities

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

String Quartet No.1 in F Major, Op.42

An all aroung good work with excellent part-writing and appealing melodies, deserving of concert performance.

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

String Quintet (2Vc) in g minor, Op.62

Full of fiery Hungarian gypsy melodies, highly original and captivating. A great addition to this repertoire.

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

Piano Trio in B flat Major, Op.47

A solid piano trio from the Romantic era. The exciting finale features a clever fugue. Not technically demanding, good for concert or home.

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

Piano Quintet in g minor, Op.43

Tonally rich, lovely melodies & beautifully written a fine addition to the late Romantic piano quintet repertoire.

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

Schilflieder for Oboe or Violin, Viola & Piano, Op.28

Five highly emotive fantasy pieces. Among the very best of their kind. Lovely & effective tonal color.

August Klughardt (1847-1902)

Wind Quintet (Fl, Ob, Cl, Hn & Bsn) in C Major, Op.79

Lively with many moods, fun to play. The part-writing and handling of the instruments is exemplary.

Iwan Knorr (1853-1916)

Piano Quartet in E flat Major, Op.3

Rich and full-blooded tonalities in the tradition of Brahms who praised the work. Good part-writing, a first class work.

   Friedrich Koch (1862-1927)

Woodland Idyll-3 Character Pieces for Piano Trio

These 3 pieces make up an evocative and emotive tone poem with excellent part writing for piano trio.

Jaroslav Kocian (1883-1950)

Humoresque for Violin & Piano, Op.17 No.2

A charming, light-hearted pieces which makes a very suitable encore by one of the best Czech violinists & Dvorak student

Franz Koczwara (c.1740-1791))

Trio in C Major for 2 Violas & Cello or Violin, Viola & Cello

An interesting work by a Czech composer whose music was much in demand in late 18th century England.

   Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967)

Intermezzo for String Trio

Dating from the time (1905) Kodaly began to collect Hungarian folk melodies, it shows the effects.

   Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967)

String Quartet No.1 in c minor, Op.2

Master-quartet which combines original Hungarian folk melody with modern harmonies.

   Zoltan Kodály (1882-1967)

String Quartet No.2, Op.10 (1918)

Ground breaking modern work in free form, still using Hungarian folk melody but in an episodic fashion.

Charles Koechlin (1867-19507)

String Quartet No.1 in D Major, Op.51

A lovely alternative to the French impressionists Debussy or Ravel by an independent minded contemporary.

   Hans Koessler (1853-1926)

Ungarische Tanzweisen for Violin & Piano

These are not periphrases of Hungarian Dances but his own original material to which he has given a Hungarian flavor.

   Hans Koessler (1853-1926)

Trio Suite for Piano, Violin & Viola (or cello)

Few if any works for this combination can match the excellence of this. 1st time alternate Vc part available.

   Hans Koessler (1853-1926)

String Quartet No.2 in g minor

Combines Hungarian gypsy music with traditional German late Romantic melodies. Good part writing. Very effective.

   Hans Koessler (1853-1926)

String Quintet (2 Violas) in d minor

One of the great late Romantic masterworks for this combination. The equal of the Brahms quintets.

   Hans Koessler (1853-1926)

String Sextet in f minor

It is not hyperbole to say that this sextet is as good as any including Brahms' two master works. Hear the soundbites.

Karl Komzák, Jr. (1850-1905)

Märchen for String Quartet, Op.135 No.2

Part of our Vienna Dance Series by one of Vienna'a most beloved bandmasters. A lovely little gem.

Karl Komzák, Jr. (1850-1905)

Volksliedchen for String Quartet, Op.135 No.1

Part of our Vienna Dance Series its equall as charning as the work above. Makes a fine encore.

   Alexander Kopylov (1854-1911)

String Quartet No.1 in G Major, Op.15

A typically late 19th cent. very Russian-sounding quartet by one of Korsakov's best students. An appealing work.

   Alexander Kopylov (1854-1911)

String Quartet No.2 in F Major, Op.23

Dedicated to the memory of Tchaikovsky. Appealing melodies, fine part-writing, no technical difficulties.

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

Piano Trio, Op.1-

The 13 year old Korngold stunned the entire musical world with this work. A late romantic work influenced by R. Strauss

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)

String Sextet in D Major, Op.10

An unqualified masterwork, astoundingly written by a 17 year old. One of the very finest sextets in the literature.

Oswald Körte (1852-1924)

Wanderstimmungen for String Trio

5 character pieces recording a traveler's impressions and moods. In the German wanderer's tradition of Schumann

Mikhail Kourbanov (1857-1941)

Souvenir d'Alexandre Borodin for String Quartet (1915)

A lovely elegiac tribute to Borodin, beautiful written for all voices, quotes famous melody from Prince Igor

Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)

String Quartet No.1 in B flat Major, Op.32 No.1

The 1st of a set of 3 by this famous contemporary of Haydn & Mozart whose works were performed alongside theirs.

Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)

String Quartet No.2 in G Major, Op.32 No.2

The middle quartet of his first set of three. A typical example of Viennese classicism by a composer other than Haydn or Mozart.

Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)

String Quartet No.3 in E flat Major, Op.32 No.3

The last of his first set of three. A typical example of Viennese classicism by a composer other than Haydn or Mozart. Makes a good substitute.

Leopold Kozeluch (1747-1818)

String Quartet No.4 in C Major, Op.33 No.1

The 1st of Kozeluch's 2nd set of quartets with a magnificent Haydnesque largo. Good choice for Haydn replacement.

Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792)

Piano Trio in D Major (1787)

In the tradition of the Vienna Classics by a student of Haydn. Appealing work & good alternate to a Haydn or Mozart trio

Joseph Martin Kraus (1756-1792)

String Quartet No.8 'The Farewell' in D Major

Admired by Mozart & Haydn, Kraus shows himself an important contemporary. Program alternative to Haydn

Stephan Krehl (1864-1924)

String Quartet in A Major, Op.17

A late Romantic era work of the first order. Deserves concert performance but can also be recommended for amateur players

Stephan Krehl (1864-1924)

Clarinet Quintet in A Major, Op.19

One of the very best. Written for the same clarinetist that Brahms wrote his for. A real masterwork.

   Alexander Krein (1883-1951)

Elégie for Piano Trio, Op.16

Combines the late Russian romanticism of Rachmaninov and Taneyev with Scriabin's emotional harmonies.

   Alexander Krein (1883-1951)

Poém for String Quartet, Op.9

Combines Scriabin's daring harmonic techniques with French impressionist romantic emotional melodies.

   Alexander Krein (1883-1951)

3 Sketches On Hebrew Themes for Clarinet Quintet, Op.12

A fine work which introduces Jewish folk melodies into a formal chamber music setting of late romantic period.

   Alexander Krein (1883-1951)

2 Sketches On Hebrew Themes for Clarinet Quintet, Op.13

The second set of Hebrew Themes for clarinet quintet. Very emotive and fine works.

   Alexander Krein (1883-1951)

Caprice Hebraique for Violin & Piano

Jewish melodies worked into the caprice format. Makes a good short recital piece or substantial encore.

   Fritz Kreisler (1875-1963)

String Quartet in a minor (1922)

A masterwork. A tribute to his native Vienna, which though tonally modern, looks backward fondly to the past

Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849)

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

Tuneful and well written and like most works of this type from this period, a vehicle for the wind instrument. Resembles the approacher of Weber.

Conradin Kreutzer (1780-1849)

Septet in E flat for Vln, Vla, Vc, Kb, Cln, Hn & Bsn, Op.62

A first rate work with superb part writing, appealing melodies and the same instrumentation as the Beethoven Septet

Emil Kreuz (1865-1932)

Liebesbilder for Viola and Piano, Op.5

A superb set of three pieces for viola and piano by one of the leading violists of the late 19th century. A recital must.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Quartet No.1 for Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello in C Major

One of the very best from the late 18th century according tothe Chamber Music Journal.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Quartet No.2 for Oboe, Violin, Viola & Cello inFC Major

The same can be said for this work. Fetching, toe-tapping melodies. Good for the concert hall or for home.

Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Quartet No.4 for Clarinet, Violin, Viola & Cello in D Major, Op.82

On a par with similar works by Carl Maria von Weber and Mozart. Appealing melodies and good part writing.

Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B flat Major, Op.95

Written in Vienna in the second decade of the 19th century this fine works is perfect for both concert hall & home.

Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Flute Quintet No.6 in G Major, Op.101

Dating from 1823, this superb work features excellent part writing, appealing melodies among the best of its sort from this period

Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

Wind Octet No.2 in F Major, Op.57

Krommer was widely considered to be the 'King of Harmoniemusik' a genre for 8 or 9 winds, very popular in the late 18th century. Top notch.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Trio in F Major, Op.96

A mighty work of the first rank from the early Romantic era. Hard to understand how it disappeared.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.4 No.2

An early work, his 7th quartet, dating from the 1780's, showing the influence of Haydn and the Mannheim School.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in E Flat Major, Op.5 No.1

The quintessential Vienna Classical concertante style string quartet with lovely solos for each instrument.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in B Flat Major, Op.5 No.3

Once as popular as Haydn's best known qts. Programmed throughout the 19th cent., great fresh choice when something from the classical era is required

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in C Major, Op.7 No.1

A great choice the concert hall or home. The 1st of a 1797 set that made him as famous as Haydn during his lifetime. Play it & see why.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in e minor, Op.7 No.2

A Haydnesque work dating from 1797 with appealing melodies and interesting effects. Good for home or concert.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in A Major, Op.7 No.3

The Op.7 helped to make his name. The 3rd of a set of three, the writing for cello is particularly generous for the time. Good to hear, fun to play.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in F Major, Op.10 No.1

Published many times & back in the early 19th century played throughout Europe and even the US. Fresh, perky melodies.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in B flat Major, Op.10 No.2

An appealing Haydnesque work by one of Vienna'a once famous but now lesser known classical era composers.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in G Major, Op.10 No.3

When you hear this appealing work, once popular with amateurs & pros, it is hard to understand how it disappeared.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in F Major, Op.16 No.2

After Mozart and Haydn, Krommer must be considered the quintessential Viennese composer & was as popular with chamber music players

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in D Major, Op.18 No.1

This well-written & appealing quartet makes another excellent choice for a program rather than inevitable Haydn.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in E falt Major, Op.18 No.3

"Deserves to be heard. Rises to the level of Haydn & Mozart with a work of great originality and freshness”—–The Chamber Music Journaln.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in G Major, Op.23

One of the few published alone & not part of a set or dedicated to anyone, Krommer was particularly proud of this one.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in D Major, Op.24 No.1

The first of a set of three which Altmann said were "amazingly appealing and fresh" Haydnesque type works.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in E flat Major, Op.24 No.2

A first class work from the late classical era which can stand alongside those of Haydn & Mozart as regards to quality.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in g minor, Op.24 No.3

One of the quartets singled out for especial praise by the famous chamber music critic Wilhelm Altmann

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in E flat Major, Op.48 No.1

From 1803, showing an awareness of his contemporaries, Mozart and Haydn, this is a quartet suitable for concert or home performance.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in C Major, Op.48 No.2

From 1803, the second of the set, appealing melodies, good part-writing, especially generous to the cello. Good for concert or home.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in F Major, Op.50 No.1

The first of a set of three which achieved considerable popularity. Quite original and a good choice for a fresh work from the Vienna classical period.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in f minor, Op.68 No.1 1st Rasumovsky

Written the same year for the same Count Rasumovsky as Beethoven's Op.59, but in the classical Viennese style of Mozart & Haydn.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in A flat Major, Op.72 No.3

The third of a set of three from his middle period (1813). An excellent work with original touches, an excellent substitute for a Haydn or Mozart

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in D Major, Op.92 No.1

A work from the beginning of his late period--1816--still rooted in the Viennese classics but with hints of the early romantic era.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in G Major, Op.92 No.3

The last of a set of three dating from 1816, the work has a wealth of fresh and at times unusual effects.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quartet in a minor, Op.103 No.3

One of his last string quartets. An excellent concert choice and good example of the emerging earlyt Romantic style & not beyond amateurs

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.1 (2 Violas) in B flat Major, Op.8 No.1

Only Mozart's top this set of six string quintets from 1797. Fetching melodies, original touches, good part-writing, an excellent work.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.2 (2 Violas) in E flat Major, Op.8 No.2

This historically important set of 6 string quintets dates from 1797. Fetching melodies, original touches & fine use of the cello.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.3 (2 Violas) in G Major, Op.8 No.3

The third of this historically important set of 6 string quintets which date from 1797. This quintet could well have been written by Haydn

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.4 (2 Violas) in F Major, Op.8 No.4

From his 1st set of quintets of 1797. Beautiful melodies, good part writing & original sounding from one of the great Viennese classicists.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.15 (2 Violas) in E flat Major, Op.70

He called it Grand Quintet & it is. In five movements, powerful for a classical era work almost orchestral.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.16 (2 Violas) in D Major, Op.80

Written on a huge scale, this magnificent work, dating from 1815 is full of appealing melodies and original touches. Good for amateurs & pros.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.21 (2 Violas) in B flat Major, Op.100 No.2

Catchy melodies and appealing melodies. It's like having another Mozart Quintet at your disposal but with Krommer's very original stamp on it

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.24 (2 Violas) in F Major, Op.106 No.1

One of the best from the classical era, right up there some of the Mozarts. Not to be missed by either amateurs or pros.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.27 (2 Violas) in C Major, Op.107 No.1

The first of one of the best loved and most popular set of string quintets from the first part of the 19th century (1825). A fine work.

   Franz Krommer (1759-1831)

String Quintet No.29 (2 Violas) in E flat Major, Op.107 No.3

An excellent alternative to Mozart where a classical era string quintet is required. Good for concert performance or home.

   Arnold Krug (1849-1904)

String Sextet in D Major, Op.68

A prize winning work. A late romantic work combining elements of Bruckner, Brahms, Liszt & Wagner.

Ivan Krzhanovsky (1867-1924)

Cello Sonata in g minor, Op.2

A late Russian Romantic masterwork. Lyrical, dramatic, extremely well-written for cello. Not to be missed.

Carl Matthias Kudelski (1805-1877)

String Trio in G Major, Op.32

An exciting, dramatic mid-romantic era work with excellent part writing for each voice.

Joseph Küffner (1776-1856)

Serenade for Flute, Violin & Piano, Op.4

A four movement work which shows off both the flute & violin. Considered one of the finest serenades for this combination

Joseph Küffner (1776-1856)

Introduction & Variations for Clarinet Quintet, Op.32

A lovely theme followed by six engaging variations and exciting coda. A real showcase for the clarinet.

Joseph Küffner (1776-1856)

Notturno for Flute, Violin & Piano, Op.110

A charming five movement work with lovely melodies for a rarely served combination.

Joseph Küffner (1776-1856)

String Quartet No.4 in F Major, Op.48 No.1

His music was once played throughout Europe & even as far away as the U.S. as this tuneful qt, commissioned by a N Y music society shows.

   Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)

Grand String Quartet in a minor, Op.122

Exciting & original. One of the few Beethoven contemporaries who used the advances B. was making.

   Friedrich Kuhlau (1786-1832)

Quintet for Flute & Strings in A Major, Op.51 No.3

One of the very best early romantic era works for this combination. Good melodies and part-writing

Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870)

Trio for Flute, Clarinet & Bassoon in F Major, Op.32

One of the few works from the early Romantic period for this ensemble. Fine part-writing and melodies.

Kaspar Kummer (1795-1870)

Trio for Flute, Viola (or Violin) & Piano in C Major, Op.75

Good part writing for all and very effective in either version. Appealing work from the mid-romantic era by a composer who could play all 3 instruments.

Karol Kurpiński (1785-1857)

Fantasie in C Major for String Quartet (1825)

An historically important & appealing work from one of the most important Polish composers before Chopin

Richard Kursch (1879-1949)

Kammertrio No.1 in F Major for 2 Vlns & Vc, Op.41 No.1

Late Romantic, early modern work. Fine part-writing and good melodies for this little served combination.

Richard Kursch (1879-1949)

Kammertrio No.2 in e minor for 2 Vlns & Vc, Op.41 No.2

What was said about the above trio applies to this one as well and should be of interest to 2 Vln & Vc trio groups.

Toivo Kuula (1883-1918))

Piano Trio in A Major, Op.7

A massive and powerful work from Sibelius's first composition student. Sure to make an impression in concert.


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