Brahms/ Ligeti: Horn Trios (Horn Trio Op.40) (BIS: BISSACD1859)
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BIS present two major works for horn, violin and piano, bringing together Johannes Brahms, generally regarded as the great traditionalist of the late 19th century, and Gyorgy Ligeti, born 90 years after Brahms, and one of the most innovative and progressive figures of his time.
The death of Brahms's mother had a great impact on his Trio, especially on the elegiac third movement. Ligeti composed his trio to be performed during the celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Brahms's birth. The two trios frame a substantial, newly composed piece for horn solo written by Kalevi Aho with the present recording in mind.
Marie-Luise Neunecker is acclaimed as a chamber musician as well as soloist: Gyorgy Ligeti wrote for her one of his last works, the Hamburg Concerto for solo horn and chamber orchestra. She is joined by Antje Weithaas and Silke Avenhaus, both appearing for the first time on the BIS label.