Posted by Eric Schissel on October 29, 2015, 3:22 pm
Slight correction- so far as I know, Eggert did not write two sextets one each for strings and woodwind, but rather |
"Sextet in F minor for clarinet, horn or basset-horn, violin, viola, violoncello and double-bass" - a woodwind-and-strings sextet, published by Breitkopf around 1818 or so and perhaps also by André a few years later (and more recently by Rosewood Publications (in Berkshire, England in 2004) and by Amadeus (of Winterthur) in 2006).
I think his E-flat and G minor symphonies (numbering has in the past been controversial) did show up on low-distribution LPs, once and that the YouTube you mention may be from one of those. I've heard the E-flat and G minor, and for me anyway they do intrigue. (There's also, iirc, this debate over whether Eggert- Eflat (3)- or Beethoven- C minor (5) (as claimed by e.g. http://www.lvbeethoven.com/VotreLVB/English_TromboneSociety.html and many other sources), chronologically, was the first to use trombones in a symphony. (The Eggert's primacy, too, is stated as a given- e.g. in the preface to the new edition of the Eggert score one can find in PDF form via Google at the site
- but there's an article online that points out that the concert at which the Eggert E-flat may have been premiered, was not "announced"/concert-bulletined with us 21st-century people in mind (that is, it didn't say "Eggert Symphony no.3 in E-flat, with the first trombones" - just joking. It just said "Eggert: Symphony" (a little more than that, I think it said- I think it said Eggert: symphony with music from..." a then better-known work of his - which -is- potentially-helpful...) Typical, actually. So one has to, well, make deductions. Anyhow, interesting article online that still makes the case that it might have been the E-flat after all. (I enjoy these things- music-history without the handwaving one often gets :) - but- I'm a dork...)
I remember a Fanfare Magazine review of the quartet CD, too.
Anyhow. Sorry. And thanks!!