Les Adieux cover

Les Adieux

Solo works of Franz Strauss for horn and piano, Summit, 2003

John Ericson, horn
Gail Novak, piano


"Fantastic playing .... The level of musicality, nuance and artistry is not to be missed." The Horn Call.

AUDIO SAMPLE: Rasch und mit Feuer from Schumann Phantasiestucke. (short)
F. Strauss, Les Adieux (longer)

Franz Strauss (1822-1905), besides being the father of the composer Richard Strauss, was one of the leading horn virtuosi of the nineteenth century and a composer of importance for the horn. He performed principal horn in the Bavarian Court Orchestra and was professor at the Academy of Music in Munich for many years. Recorded in January and March of 2003, this project features all five of the solo works for horn and piano composed by Franz Strauss which were published during his lifetime, with two additional works to fill out the project. The works recorded on this CD are:

Franz Strauss: Fantasie über den Sehnsuchtswaltzer von Schubert, Op. 2
Franz Strauss: Les Adieux 
Robert Schumann: Phantasiestüke, Op. 73
Franz Strauss: Nocturno, Op. 7  
Franz Strauss: Empfindungen am Meere, Op. 12
Franz Strauss: Thema und Variationen, Op. 13

Richard Strauss: Andante, Op. post.

Pianist: Gail Novak
Produced by Sam Pilafian
Recorded and Edited by Clarke Rigsby, Tempest Recording
Mastering by David Shirk, Sonorous Mastering
Recorded: January/March, 2003
Released: June, 2003

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