Around 1800 Vienna was, alongside Paris, one of the European centers for guitar performance. The instrument was well suited for the idiom of Viennese classicism and ideal for domestic music-making and it was promoted by figures such as the virtuoso Mauro Giuliani and the composer/publisher Anton Diabelli. But Beethoven, the towering giant of musical Vienna, seems to have been unmoved by the charms of the guitar - while instead composing for it's sibling, the mandolin. Duo Halász, the husband and wife team of Franz and Débora Halász have now rectified this, by appropriating Beethoven's four extant pieces for mandolin and piano (WoO?43 and 44) as well as adapting some other early compositions, including the Serenade in D major for flute and piano and the Variations on Mozart's 'Se vuol ballare' for violin and piano. In doing so they follow the example of an eminent guitarist and contemporary of Beethoven, namely Ferdinando Carulli, whose 1825 arrangement of the Variations on Mozart's 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' closes the programme. Franz and Débora Halász have made a number of recordings for BIS, together and separately, to critical acclaim, including a Latin Grammy Award for their disc Alma Brasileira with chamber works by Radamés Gnattali.
Around 1800 Vienna was, alongside Paris, one of the European centers for guitar performance. The instrument was well suited for the idiom of Viennese classicism and ideal for domestic music-making and it was promoted by figures such as the virtuoso Mauro Giuliani and the composer/publisher Anton Diabelli. But Beethoven, the towering giant of musical Vienna, seems to have been unmoved by the charms of the guitar - while instead composing for it's sibling, the mandolin. Duo Halász, the husband and wife team of Franz and Débora Halász have now rectified this, by appropriating Beethoven's four extant pieces for mandolin and piano (WoO?43 and 44) as well as adapting some other early compositions, including the Serenade in D major for flute and piano and the Variations on Mozart's 'Se vuol ballare' for violin and piano. In doing so they follow the example of an eminent guitarist and contemporary of Beethoven, namely Ferdinando Carulli, whose 1825 arrangement of the Variations on Mozart's 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' closes the programme. Franz and Débora Halász have made a number of recordings for BIS, together and separately, to critical acclaim, including a Latin Grammy Award for their disc Alma Brasileira with chamber works by Radamés Gnattali.
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Label: BIS
Rel. Date: 07/03/2020
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Works For Guitar & Piano (Hybr)
Artist: Franz Halasz
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1. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): I. Entrata. Allegro
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2. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): II. Tempo Ordinario D'un Menuetto
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3. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): III. Allegro Molto
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4. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): IV. Andante Con Variazioni
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5. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): V. Allegro Scherzando E Vivace
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6. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): Via. Adagio
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7. Serenade In D Major, Op. 41 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): Vib. Allegro Vivace E Disinvolto
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8. Sonatina In C Minor, Woo 43a (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano)
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9. 12 Variations On "Se Vuol Ballare," Woo 40 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano)
10. Sonatina In C Major, Woo 44a (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano)
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11. Adagio In E-Flat Major, Woo 43b (1796 Version) [Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano]
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12. Andante Con Variazioni In D Major, Woo 44b (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano)
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13. 5 Pieces For Mechanical Clock, Woo 33 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): No. 1, Adagio In F Major
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14. 5 Pieces For Mechanical Clock, Woo 33 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): No. 2, Scherzo In G Major
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15. 5 Pieces For Mechanical Clock, Woo 33 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): No. 3, Allegro In G Major
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16. 5 Pieces For Mechanical Clock, Woo 33 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): No. 4, Allegro In C Major
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17. 5 Pieces For Mechanical Clock, Woo 33 (Arr. D. Halász For Guitar & Piano): No. 5, Minuet In C Major
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18. 12 Variations On "Ein Mädchen Oder Weibchen," Op. 66 (Arr. F. Carulli For Guitar & Piano As Op. 169)
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Around 1800 Vienna was, alongside Paris, one of the European centers for guitar performance. The instrument was well suited for the idiom of Viennese classicism and ideal for domestic music-making and it was promoted by figures such as the virtuoso Mauro Giuliani and the composer/publisher Anton Diabelli. But Beethoven, the towering giant of musical Vienna, seems to have been unmoved by the charms of the guitar - while instead composing for it's sibling, the mandolin. Duo Halász, the husband and wife team of Franz and Débora Halász have now rectified this, by appropriating Beethoven's four extant pieces for mandolin and piano (WoO?43 and 44) as well as adapting some other early compositions, including the Serenade in D major for flute and piano and the Variations on Mozart's 'Se vuol ballare' for violin and piano. In doing so they follow the example of an eminent guitarist and contemporary of Beethoven, namely Ferdinando Carulli, whose 1825 arrangement of the Variations on Mozart's 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' closes the programme. Franz and Débora Halász have made a number of recordings for BIS, together and separately, to critical acclaim, including a Latin Grammy Award for their disc Alma Brasileira with chamber works by Radamés Gnattali.