Hoffmeister: Wind Serenade + 2015/16 Cpo Catalogue
Absolutely up to date and with more than 1,000 cpo titles – the new cpo 2015/16 catalogue is now available, bundled in CD format with this CD featuring Franz Hoffmeister wind serenades in critically applauded interpretations by the Consortium Classicum, originally released in the mid-1990s. Franz Anton Hoffmeister (1754-1812) was long regarded (without closer examination) as a mass producer of market-tailored serenade music who distinguished himself much more in his capacity as a music publisher than as a composer in his own right, despite contemporary opinions by Mozart and Haydn, who often entrusted him with arrangements of their own works. Hoffmeister’s serenades and divertimentos are marked by high compositional mastery and a great wealth of imagination. One special treat surely comes in the form of the rediscovered treasure Ankunfts- und Abschieds-Parthia.