Dialogs for English Horn and Piano
Genuin Classics GEN17454

Michael Sieg (English Horn)
Angelika Merkle (piano)
Rec. 02/22/2016 - 02/25/2016, Festeburgkirche, Frankfurt, Germany
Rel. 27 January 2017
57:37
What would Wagner’s Tristan be, what would other great opera and orchestral works be without the finely timbred, almost magical sound of the English horn?
And yet has anyone you know ever been to a chamber music concert that featured a solo English horn?
Michael Sieg (English horn) and Angelika Merkle (piano) are now making up for this musical deficiency the two multi-prizewinning artists are releasing their first CD with GENUIN,
and the outstanding arrangements of works from Piazzolla to Rachmaninoff, as well as original compositions by Pasculli and Steinmetz, keep us riveted to our loudspeakers sweetness and strength, virtuoso gems and plaintive songs – the beginning of a new love!?
  1. Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) : Histoire du tango: II. Café 1930 (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (by 1985 ) 6:30
  2. Olivier ( Eugène Prosper Charles) Messiaen (1908 - 1992) : Vocalise-étude, for soprano & piano (orchestrated as II mvt. of "Concert à quatre"), I/15 (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1935) 4:33
  3. Antonio Pasculli (1842 - 1924) : Amelia's Musings from Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera", for english horn & piano 7:12
  4. Hans Steinmetz (1901 - 1975) : Liebesruf eines Faun, for English horn & piano (1954) 5:57
  5. Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : 12 Klavierstücke, Op. 85 No. 12, Abendlied (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1849) 2:30
  6. Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) : Adagio und Allegro for Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1849) 9:01
  7. Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Après un rêve ("Dans un sommeil"), song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1 (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1877) 2:58
  8. Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) : Tanti anni prima ("Ave Maria"), tango (from the film Enrico IV) (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1984) 4:11
  9. Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942) : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano "Hot-Sonata": III. — (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1930) 3:45
  10. Erwin Schulhoff (1894 - 1942) : Sonata for alto saxophone & piano "Hot-Sonata": II. — (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1930)
  11. Sergey Vassilievich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943) : Vocalise, instrumental arrangement, Op. 34: No. 14, (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) 5:26
  12. Astor Piazzolla (1921 - 1992) : Oblivion (Arr. A. Merkle & M. Sieg for English Horn & Piano) (1982) 3:20