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Track(s) taken from CDH55477


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

New London Orchestra, Ronald Corp (conductor)
Recording details: July 1997
St Jude-on-the-Hill, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Oliver Rivers
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: January 1998
Total duration: 5 minutes 48 seconds

Cover artwork: The Ball Supper (detail) (1878) by Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905)


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Joseph Hellmesberger (1828–1893) was a member of another 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

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828–1893) appartenait à une famille viennoise célèbre. Son père Georg fut le violoniste autrichien le plus populaire de son temps, doublé du premier chef de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Vienne. Joseph emprunta une voie similaire, fondant le Quatuor Hellmesberger et assumant diverses positions éminentes. Son fils, Joseph junior, devint, à son tour, chef de l’Orchestre philharmonique de Vienne, et compositeur de ballets et d’opérettes. Les compositions de Joseph l’aîné furent surtout pour violon ou cordes, telles la Ball-Szene («Scène de bal»), qui repose sur une étude pour violon du violoniste Joseph Mayseder (1789–1863) et est écrite pour cordes, harpes (avec bois optionnels), timbales et triangle. Son thème principal tournoyant exige de la virtuosité de la part des violons et élabore une section centrale plus détendue.

extrait des notes rédigées par Andrew Lamb © 1998
Français: Hypérion

Joseph Hellmesberger (1828–1893) gehörte einer gefeierten Wiener Familie an. Sein Vater Georg war einer der populärsten Geiger seiner Zeit in Österreich und der erste Leiter der Wiener Philharmoniker. Joseph ging einen ähnlichen Weg, gründete das Hellmesberger Quartett und besetzte einige bedeutende Positionen. Er wiederum hatte einen Sohn, Joseph junior, der Dirigent der Wiener Philharmoniker wurde sowie Ballette und Operetten komponierte. Der ältere Joseph komponierte hauptsächlich für Violine und andere Streichinstrumente, wie z.B. die Ball-Szene. Dieses Stück basiert auf einer Violinstudie des Geigers Joseph Mayseder (1789–1863) und ist für Streicher, Harfen (wahlweise mit Holzblasinstrumenten), Pauken und Triangeln geschrieben. Das wirbelnde Hauptthema verlangt den Geigern einiges an Virtuosität ab und umrahmt einen ruhigeren zentralen Abschnitt.

aus dem Begleittext von Andrew Lamb © 1998
Deutsch: Michael Stoffl

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