FRANZ KROMMER (1759-1831): 2 Quartets for Bassoon, 2 Violas and Cello, Op. 46, JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL (1778-1837): Trio in G for 2 Violas and Cello.
Catalogue Number: 04K044
Label: Ars Produktion
Reference: ARS 38 040
Description: The absence of a treble instrument in these three works produces dense harmonies and richly somber, glowing sonorities (stout instead of pilsner!). The use of an 1800 Viennese bassoon adds to the pleasure of Krommer's thematically, texturally and rhythmically interwoven quartets which, in their minuets and finales, are also full of wit. The same goes for Hummel's unusual string trio of which this is the only available recording. Island.