ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942): Cello Sonata in A Minor, 3 Pieces for Cello and Piano, Trio in D Minor for Clarinet, Cello and Piano, Op. 3.
Catalogue Number: 05J058
Description: Only a year after the world premiere recording of this sonata from 1894 (edited by Antony Beaumont from a fuzzy photocopy from Peter Wallfisch's papers), this is its third (!) recording. Composed at the same time as the Circassian-sited opera Sarema, the sonata has some of that work's exoticism as well as many Brahmsian echoes which are also very apparent in the clarinet trio of 1896. Dating from 1891, the Stücke are salon-like, attractive pieces well-attuned to their genre. Othmar Müller (cello), Ernst Ottensamer (clarinet), Christopher Hinterhuber (piano).