Octet-Partita : Work information

Composers
Franz (Vinzenz) Krommer ( Music, Images,)
Performed by
Chamber Orchestra of Europe

This work

Work name
Octet-Partita
Work number
Op. 57
Key
F
Genre
A
Composed
1806-01-01 02:01:00

This recording

Label
ASV
Producer
James Mallinson
Engineer
Martin Haskell
Recording date
1989-06-01 01:00:00

Track listing

  • Allegro vivace 5:20 min
  • Menuetto: Presto 4:30 min
  • Adagio 4:16 min
  • Alla polacca 4:46 min

The Composers

Franz (Vinzenz) Krommer

Born in Kamenice, Moravia, Franz Krommer studied violin and organ under his uncle in Turan until the age of 17.  Appointed Kappellmeister to numerous patrons, he settled in Vienna in 1795.  Considered a rival to Ludwig van Beethoven , he wrote over 300 works in virtually every genre, specialising in compositions for wind ensemble or solo concertos for such instruments.