Johann Georg Lickl (1769–1843) was born not far from Vienna, where he studied with Haydn and Albrechtsberger. He also spent the first part of his career there, as an organist and composer of music for the theatre and the church. In 1805 he took up the post of regens chori in Fünfkirchen (now Pécs in Hungary) and stayed there for the rest of his life. The Cassation for winds on this recording was once thought to have been written by Mozart, which gives some indication of the quality of Lickl’s work and suggests that further exploration of his large output is overdue. This first recording dedicated to his elegant and spirited music is a step in that direction.
Featuring: Lajos Lencsés, oboe Soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Three Quartets for Oboe and String Trio, Op. 26 (c. 1795)
Quartet No. 2 in G major https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0350/04.mp3
Quartet No. 3 in F major https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0350/07.mp3
Cassation in E at major for oboe, clarinet, horn and bassoon (publ. 1795) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0350/10.mp3
Trio in E flat major for clarinet, horn and bassoon (?1790s) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0350/15.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0350EAN/UPC: 5060113443502Release Date: 01.04.2016Composer: Johann Georg Lickl Artists: Lajos Lencsés, Soloists of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Niall Hoskin :
What a delightful introduction to this ‘Kleinmeister’. The Cassation once attributed to Mozart sounds nothing like Mozart, but is a fine piece; and the oboe quartets are lovely, though probably best not all consumed at one sitting. The playing is centred on Lajos Lencses, a fine oboist indeed; and his colleagues from the Stuttgart RSO are a fine collection of individual players who form a sympathetic ensemble. Classic Toccata territory, this: a genuine revelation
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