Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Lachner, Octet & Nonet - Consortium Classicum

Franz Lachner (1803-1890)

Nonet in F major (1875)
for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and double bass
I. Andante. Allegro moderato
II. Menuetto (Allegro moderato)
III. Adagio
IV. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)

Octet in B flat major, op. 156 (published in 1850)
for flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, 2 horns and 2 bassoons (with double bass ad lib.)
I. Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Scherzo (Allegro assai)
IV. Finale (Allegro ma non troppo)

Consortium Classicum
Dieter Klöcker

Recorded in 1974
Published on CD in 2002
Out of print


  1. Much obliged, Anchusa; now I can hear the nonet again! ;)

  2. Pleasure! Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Thank you for this composer unknown to me! Mille mercis.

  4. Apparently there was a complaint directly to RS about this CD, the only one I ever had. Weird.

  5. The links to this lachner CD are dead; is it possible to re-up? Thank you Colonel Legno

    1. Here's the new link (one-file-per-track FLACs and booklet scans - English text only):

    2. Thank you Thank you. I am downloading as we speak. I am a great fan of Klo"cker. He has excellent musical taste in addition to being a very accomplished clarinettist. And he seeks out the unknown. I try to listen to whatever he records, but his CD's go out of print very quickly. I am looking for his recording Hummel Chamber Music at Scho"nbrunn, Label: Koch Schwann ASIN: B000001SOQ, Fleur de Son Classics #57983. Not strictly Harmonie. There is some piano, guitar, violin. Thanks again, Col Legno.

    3. My pleasure. I don't have that CD but, as you probably know, there are loads of Klöcker recordings on Odeon's blog (not that one though). May be worth asking there.

    4. hello anchusa, thank you for reply and suggestion.

      In the meantime I have listened to the Lachner, and I find myself agreeing with the review that this music has nothing to say. I amend my previous statement to say that Klo"cker usually has excellent musical taste. Well not every download is a winner, but better to find out this way. And again thank you for maintaining this excellent resource.