Anton EBERL, Grand Sextetto Anton Eberl, Grand Sextetto

During the second half of the 18th century, new potential sources of income made it possible for musicians to disengage themselves from the grip of their traditional employers, and attain the level of respectable citizen. Anton Eberl is a perfect example of a composer affected by the changes occuring during the last decades of the 18th century and the beginning of the 19th, especially in Vienna. He clearly illustrates the range of services a musician had to develop in order to ensure an independent livelihood, the changes the musical world imposed on the image of musicians, and the effect of these influences on the production of music itself – as much on musical form and instrument choice as on the inexorable evolution of composition towards a romanticism of which Eberl can be seen as a true pioneer.

Trio Van Hengel  TRIO VAN HENGEL was founded in 2001 and consists of clarinettist Nicole van Bruggen, fortepianist Anneke Veenhoff and cellist Thomas Pitt. The ensemble has committed itself intensively to rediscovering and performing repertoire from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. In its founding year, Trio Van Hengel was awarded three prizes in the International Van Wassenaer Competition and following this flying start has performed throughout Europe with a number of prominent concerts, including at the Holland Early Music Festival in Utrecht. Alongside their performances as trio, all three musicians have their own solo careers and have performed solo concertos in prestigious concert halls such as the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Vredenburg Utrecht and De Doelen in Rotterdam. They are members of some of the leading period instrument orchestras and opera companies and are active chamber musicians in a variety of ensembles. In 2006, the trio released its debut CD entitled: Anton Eberl, Grande Sonate and in 2010 they released Mozart, Phantasia, both with Ramée.

Nicole Van Bruggen, clarinet
Thomas Pitt, cello
Anneke Veenhoff, fortepiano
Alida Schat, violin
Vappu Helasvuo, alto
Bart Aerbeydt, horn

Trio Op. 8 No. 2 (B-flat major)
from Trois Trios Pour le Piano-Forte, Violon et Violoncelle obligés (1798)
1. Allegro con brio
2. Andante
3. Rondo, Vivace assai

Potpourri en Trio Op. 44 (E-flat major)

pour Pianoforte, Clarinette et Violoncello (1803)
4.1. Introduzione, Andante
4.2. Allegretto
4.3. Andantino aus Aline
4.4. Pastorale

Grand Sextetto Op. 47 (E-flat major)

pour Pianoforte, Violon, Alto, Violoncello, Clarinette et second Cor obligés (1800)
5. Adagio – Allegro Vivace
6. Andante molto
7. Menuetto, Vivace – Trio
8. Rondo, Vivace assai