Ernst Eichner (1740–77) was a practitioner of the "gallant style" school of music from Mannheim, whose most famed practitioners were J.C. Bach and Mozart. A virtuoso bassoonist and prolific composer of symphonies and concertos, Eichner's successful career was cut short by his death at the age of 37.
"[Eichner's music] is reflective of its long bygone age—singing of comfort and civility as it bathes the ear in moments of musical elegance…. These performances by Il Gardellino are excellent—attuned to the natural ebb and flow of the music and captured in fine sound."—American Record Guide