Ferdinand Thieriot (1836-1919) was, like Johannes Brahms, a student of Eduard Marxsen in Hamburg; Brahms remained a friend in later years — and Thieriot's music does indeed have a Brahmsian warmth and richness. His works, the chamber music especially, was popular during his own lifetime but since his death in 1919 it has been totally forgotten — not least because the archives containing his manuscripts were taken to Leningrad after the Second World War. It is time to rediscover this generous and big-hearted music, which overflows with memorable melodies.
Piano Quintet, Op. 20 Theme and Variations, Op. 29 String Sextet in D major
Catalogue No: TOCC0080EAN/UPC: 5060113440808Release Date: 22.02.2010Composer: Ferdinand Thieriot Artists: The Hamburg Chamber Players
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Theme and Variations, Op. 29, for two cellos and piano (1883) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0080/TOCC0080t05.mp3
String Sextet in D major https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0080/TOCC0080t18.mp3
Jerry Dubins :
“Thieriot distinguished himself mainly in the field of chamber music… His Piano Quintet on the Toccata CD can easily stand with the more famous piano quintets of Schumann, Dvořák, and Brahms.” —Jerry Dubins, Fanfare
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