|Hindemith : Trio for Heckelphone, Viola and Piano Op. 47. (various recordings 1 on LP - Wergo, 3 on CD - 1 on MDG, 1 on Capriccio) Note that this trio is sometimes recorded using tenor saxophone (sanctioned by the composer) instead of the rarer heckelphone.|
|"Music by Paul Hindemith" (
2001, Centaur Records, CRC2566) includes
the Trio for Heckelphone, Viola and Piano Op. 47, Art Grossman
on Heckelphone (also bassoon and contrabassoon) . This CD also includes
the Hindemith Sonatas for Oboe & Piano, English Horn & Piano, Bassoon
& Piano, and
& Piano. Recommended!
|W. Schottstädt "spielt
Trio für Heckelphone und andere Heckelphonwerke"(1995 Studio Tonmeister,
CD 11581-01, distributed by W. Heckel GmbH). This wonderful disc includes
Francaix "Petit Quatuor" arranged for oboe, cor anglais, heckelphone, and
bassoon; Daelli "Variations on a theme from Rigoletto" (heckelphone and piano);
Hindemith "Trio Op. 47"; and an arrangement of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an
Exhibition" arranged for doublereed quintet (each player doubles: 2 on oboe/d'amore/cor,
1 cor/oboe, 1 heckelphone/cor, and bassoon/contrabassoon). This is
one of my favorite discs.
|Paul Winter's album "Prayer
for the Wild Things" (CD - Living Music LD0028) includes an extended solo
for heckelphone (Mark Perchanok), and also a solo for
|Paul Winter Consort, "The
Man Who Planted Trees" (1990 Living Music, LD0030). The CD is essentially
a short story narrated over music by the PWC. The musicians include
Mark Perchanok on heckelphone, and Paul Cohen on
Eb contrabass sarrusophone
, both clearly recognizable where they appear.
|Hoffnung's "Music Festivals
" (1989, EMI 7 63302 2) contains a recording of "Variations on Annie
Laurie " by Gordon Jacob, scored for two piccolos, heckelphone, two
, two contrabassoons
, contrabass serpent, harmonium, hurdy-gurdy, and subcontrabass tuba.
Written and arranged on a dare...
|The Purcell Consort of Voices "Now Make We Merthe"
(1994, Boston Skyline, BSD 121) is mainly medieval voice, but includes
heckelphone (surprise!) on one track (the first minute of track 20), where
it blends with trombone and horn.
|"Arthur Grossman Plays Heckelphone" (2002, W. Heckel GmbH ). The CD is entirely heckelphone and piano, which shows off the gorgeous timbre to good advantage - sounds much like a large cor anglais. I think this is immediately one of *the* showcase heckelphone CDs. The tracks are: Satie / Gymnopedie #1, #2, #3; Ravel / Habanera; Britten / Pan; Britten / Bacchus; Schumann / Three Romances, op. 94; Schumann / Adagio and Allegro, op. 70; Verroust / Solo de Concert #2, op. 74; and Verroust / Souvenir of Old Quebec. Available from Wilhelm Heckel GmbH or Dr. Grossman.|
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