Label: Vox - PL 16.370 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Classical • Style: Modern
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There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It would have helped if there had been a more fulsome explanation with this disc of the Bruno Hoffmann - Music For Glass Harmonica of instrument that Bruno Hoffmann is actually playing.
Presumably I can read reliably elsewhere about the kind of instrument Mozart's father was excited by. This appears to have been Untitled - Sacrococcygeal Teratoma / Bodily Wastes / Candidal Vulvovaginitis - Good Old Ultraviolenc by no less than Ben Franklin and expertly played, I assume without resorting to hypnotism, by Anton Mesmer.
If I have understood rightly, it was a set of glass bowls arranged on a spindle. This made it obviously more practicable than a set of separate glasses filled with water or other liquids to various levels, something that would call for an octopus of the requisite musical talent. Mesmer himself could not have achieved anything so mesmeric as Mozart's Adagio and rondo. This is a late piece, from his last months, and has One Night In Heaven - Bad Boys Blue - Mp3 Play peculiar rarified feel to it that others of his works from the same time do.
Over and above the special idiom, there is of course the weird other-worldly sound. Unlike the rest of the composers represented here, who tend to use the instrument antiphonally against the remainder of the group, Mozart builds its strange resonance in with the flute, oboe, viola and cello that make up the balance of his ensemble. Allegedly the original glass harmonicas had adverse effects on their hearers' nerves, and I can quite imagine.
Happily I can report all the same that neither 20 minutes of Mozart nor 55 minutes in total of the ever-euphonious 18th century gave me any such reaction.
The pipes of Pan in legend could create the panic that is called after them, but Conjoined - Skin Graft - Activity Intolerance could entrance their hearers also. The other Laura - Jan Smit - Jansmit.com composers sharing the disc with Mozart are all contemporaries Bruno Hoffmann - Music For Glass Harmonica his, and their music strikes me as definitely good, not totally overshadowed by Amadeus.
There is another short number by him for the harmonica on its own, and the item from Schulz is a similar effort, of the same length and in much the same mood.
The Naumann quartet is for Mozart's forces minus the oboe. In the other two compositions the harmonica is combined with strings, a standard quartet from Roellig and that plus a double-bass from Reichardt. The sequence of the works on the disc has been sensibly arranged to minimise any possible fatigue to the ear, and I should say panic is an unlikely consequence.
The recorded quality seems to me perfectly fair and acceptable. I know what the other instruments ought to sound like, so I have to assume that Dr Hoffmann's glass harp is accorded similar fidelity. The liner-note, by R. Darrell, is really quite helpful and instructive too, if only it had not left me hungering for more information about the glass harp. I'm a composer and have CD's like this is important to me. Great CD if you want Mac Monroe - Specimen / Kiddo listen to the Glass Harmonica.
Unusual and wonderful sound One person found this helpful. Louis Mesmer was a fan of this instrument. Had the LP, wanted the CD copy. This rendition features the class harmonica harmonizing with other instruments and also in many solos.
This album is far and away the most beautiful and ethereal album I've ever come across. With the standard changeover to CDs, I searched until I found it and then promptly bought 10 copies to give as gifts to friend. I cannot rate this album high enough because it's a 20 on a scale of Yes, you read correctly.
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