Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Works, Volume Five

HEINRICH WILHELM ERNST Complete Works, Volume Five

Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812–65) was one of the leading musicians of his day, a friend of Berlioz, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, and for Joseph Joachim ‘the greatest violinist I ever heard’. But the popular encore pieces by which Ernst is remembered today represent only a fraction of his output. This fifth CD – in series of seven presenting all his compositions for the first time – shows his mastery of large- and small-scale forms: the Polonaise de Concert and Variations on the National Anthem are grand and brilliant compositions for the concert hall, while the sparkling operatic miniatures and tender arrangements are altogether more intimate.

Sherban Lupu, violin
Ian Hobson, piano

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Catalogue No: TOCC0310
EAN/UPC: 5060113443106
Release Date: 01.01.2016
Composer: Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst
Artists: Ian Hobson, Sherban Lupu

Listen To This Recording:

  1. Polonaise de Concert, Op. 17
  2. Feuillet d’Album, L’Art de Phraser, Op. 16, No. 14
  3. Trois Rondinos Brillants, Op. 5:

  4. Rondino No. 3 in D on Meyerbeer’s Robert le Diable
  5. Rondino No. 1 in F on Carafa’s Natalie
  6. Rondino No. 2 in A on Halevy’s La Tentation
  7. Brilliant Variations:

  8. Introduction: Moderato
  9. Theme: Moderato
  10. Var. 1: Brillante
  11. Var. 2
  12. Var. 3: Tranquillamente
  13. Var. 4: Adagio
  14. Finale: Allegro
  15. Air de Danse du 16eme Siecle

  16. Air de Danse du 16eme Siecle
  17. Variations de Bravoure, Op. 18:

  18. Introduction: Maestoso
  19. Theme: Quasi andante
  20. Theme: Quasi andante
  21. Var. 2: Au talon en tirant
  22. Var. 3: Piu mosso
  23. Finale: Piu mosso

2 reviews for Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Complete Works, Volume Five

  1. :

    Please consider me as a fan of the Ernst Edition by Toccata Classics. Sherban Lupu is a brillant performer and the herculian task to record the complete output of H.W. Ernst makes him to an hero for me.
    His former Ernst-recordings (volumes 1-4) have been a great inspiration for me.
    2 Years ago I myself gave a concert exclusevely with works by H.W. Ernst. This wouldn’t have been possible without the pioneer feats by Mr. Lupu.
    Thank You!
    Jochen Brusch.

  2. 5 out of 5
    5 out of 5


    “Sherban Lupu is certainly one of these chosen few who has a splendid technique to accomplish the demands placed on the violinist by this 19th century virtuoso. … Ian Hobson’s brilliant accompaniments add much as this ‘artistic’ team performs some of the most challenging of 19th century violin repertoire. Balance, color, phrasing as well as nuance, the flavor for the dramatic and the excitement of playing in the ‘grand manner’ are characteristics of this superb recital. All the compositions deserve high praise and merit and each demonstrates the art of the composer and performer. Excellent program notes are educational here. The recording is warm and the balance between violin and piano is noteworthy.” –Amazon review, January 2016

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