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based on a violin study by Joseph Mayseder (1789-1863)

'European Light Music Classics' (CDA66998)
European Light Music Classics
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Joseph Hellmesberger (1828–1893) was a member of a celebrated Viennese family. His father Georg was the most popular Austrian violinist of his day and the first leader of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Joseph followed a similar path, founding the Hellmesberger Quartet and holding various eminent positions. He in turn had a son, Joseph junior, who became conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and a composer of ballets and operettas. The elder Joseph’s compositions were mostly for the violin or strings, as with Ball-Szene (‘Ball Scene’). It is based on a violin study by the violinist Joseph Mayseder (1789–1863) and is scored for strings, harps (with optional woodwind), timpani and triangle. Its whirling main theme makes virtuoso demands on the violins and frames a more relaxed central section.

from notes by Andrew Lamb © 1998

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Details for CDA66998 track 12
Recording date
25 July 1997
Recording venue
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Oliver Rivers
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. European Light Music Classics (CDA66998)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: January 1998
    Deletion date: December 2012
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