These two late romantic chamber works, composed at the age of nineteen and twenty-four respectively, bear witness to the early mastery of the young Korngold. By virtue of the delicacy of their compositional technique, the elegance of their polyphonic voice-leading and the downright magical lightness of their melodic invention, they urgently need to be discovered as repertoire pieces. The Camerata Freden from the International Freden Music Days has now taken a first step towards attaining this goal with this fabulously well-balanced, energetic and precisely performed reference recording.
(In behalf of the jury: Eleonore Büning)

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