Münchinger Miniatures
Karl Münchinger
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4826954
Barcode
00028948269549
Format
2-CD
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CD 1
1 J.S. BACH Fugue in A minor, BWV 947 (arr. Münchinger)
2 BOCCHERINI Minuet (from String Quintet in E major, Op. 13 No. 5)
3–4 MOZART Les Petits riens, KV app. 10 (ballet) – excerpts*
5 HOFFSTETTER (attrib. HAYDN) Andante cantabile (from String Quartet, Op. 3 No. 5)
6–7 VIVALDI Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G major, R.151 ‘alla Rustica’ – excerpts*
8 J.S. BACH Air (from Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068)
9 GRIEG Präludium: Allegro vivace (from Holberg Suite, Op. 40)*
10 SCHUMANN No. 1: Lebhaft (from Bilder aus Osten, arr. chamber orchestra)*
11 MOZART Menuetto & Trio (from Divertimento in D major, KV 334)
12 HANDEL Musette (from Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6 No. 6)
13 SCHUBERT Minuet & Trio No. 5 in C major (from Five Minuets with six Trios, D.89)*
14 J.S. BACH Fugue (from Prelude [Fantasia] and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 ‘Great’)
15 GLUCK Chaconne (from Paride ed Elena)

CD 2
1–4 RESPIGHI Ancient Airs and Dances: Suite No. 3*
5 MARTIN Passacaille for String Orchestra
6–10 HINDEMITH Fünf Stücke für Streichorchester*
11–14 BERKELEY Serenade for Strings, Op. 12*
15 BARBER Adagio for Strings, Op. 11

Stuttgarter Kammerorchester
Karl Münchinger

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD RELEASE ON DECCA

Track previews
Adagio for Strings, Op. 11
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3: 2. Arie di corte
Les petits riens, K. App. 10 (Ballet): Adagio
Minuet from String Quintet in E Major, Op. 13 No. 5
Fugue in A Minor, BWV 947 (Arr. Münchinger)
Holberg Suite, Op. 40: 1. Präludium (Allegro vivace)
Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air
Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G Major, RV 151 "Concerto alla Rustica": 3. Allegro
Concerto for Strings and Continuo in G Major, RV 151 "Concerto alla Rustica": 1. Presto
String Quartet in F Major, Op. 3, No. 5 (formerly attrib. J. Haydn): Andante cantabile
Five Minuets and Trios for String Quartet, D 89 (Arr. for string orchestra and 6 trios): 5. in C Major
12 Concerti grossi, Op. 6, HWV 319-330 / Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6, HWV 324: Musette: Larghetto
Divertimento in D, K. 334: 3. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66 (Arr. for chamber orchestra): I. Lebhaft (B-Flat Minor)
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3: 1. Italiana
Serenade for Strings: 1. Vivace
Chaconne
Prelude (Fantasy) and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 542 "Great" (Arr. Münchinger): Fugue
Fünf Stücke: 1. Langsam
Passacaille for String Orchestra
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3: 4. Passacaglia
Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite No. 3: 3. Siciliana
Fünf Stücke: 5. Lebhaft
Fünf Stücke: 4. Sehr langsam
Fünf Stücke: 3. Lebhaft
Fünf Stücke: 2. Langsam - Schnell
Serenade for Strings: 4. Lento
Serenade for Strings: 3. Allegro moderato
Serenade for Strings: 2. Andantino
Les petits riens, K. App. 10 (Ballet): Pantomime
Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull (Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Hoffstetter, Vivaldi, Grieg, Schumann, Handel, Schubert); James Walker, Michael Bremner (Gluck); Victor Olof (Respighi, Martin, Hindemith, Berkeley, Barber)
Balance Engineers: Martin Fouqué (Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Hoffstetter, Vivaldi, Grieg, Schumann, Handel, Schubert); Roy Wallace, Karl Brugger (Gluck); Gil Went (Respighi, Martin, Hindemith, Berkeley, Barber)
Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, October 1950 (Respighi), October 1955 (Martin, Hindemith, Berkeley, Barber), October–November 1960 (Gluck); Mozart-Saal, Stuttgart, Germany, 15–17 September 1966 (Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Hoffstetter, Vivaldi, Grieg, Schumann, Handel, Schubert)
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer
Original Decca LP Releases: SXL 6296 (Münchinger Miniatures); SXL 2265 (Gluck); LXT 2571 (Respighi); LXT 5153 (Martin, Hindemith, Berkeley, Barber)
Cover Image: ‘Portrait of a Lady’ by Hans Baldung Grien (1480–1545)

Reviews

‘[The Barber] gets a very fine performance. So do all the works on this very well recorded and thoroughly recommended disc.’ Gramophone, August 1957 (‘Contemporary Music for String Orchestra’)

‘This is the most delightful record of its kind that I have heard for a long time. Beautiful and well contrasted music, supremely well played and recorded with a string tone that combines a keen edge and richness… This record cannot be recommended too strongly to those looking for an unhackneyed selection of short pieces.’ Gramophone, July 1967 (‘Münchinger Miniatures’)