Karol Rathaus: Piano Music, Volume One

Karol Rathaus (1895–1954), born on the eastern fringes of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was one of the myriad Jewish composers who had to abandon a successful career in Europe, where he wrote for stage, screen and concert hall, and flee to the USA; there he earned his living in academia, working in obscurity. This first recording of his piano music reveals a powerful and individual voice, where echoes of his distant homeland colour a musical language that is striking for its harmonic tension and rhythmic energy.

Daniel Wnukowski, piano

Clear

Catalogue No: TOCC0511
EAN/UPC: 5060113445117
Release Date: 15.03.2019
Composer: Karol Rathaus
Artists: Daniel Wnukowski

Listen To This Recording:

    Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 9 (1924)

  1. I Andante
  2. II Allegro
  3. III Andante
  4. IV Durchaus gemächlich
  5. V Presto
  6. Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 8 (1924; rev. 1927)

  7. I Allegro energico
  8. II Presto (rubato)
  9. III Andante con moto
  10. Trois Mazurkas, Op. 24 (1928)

  11. I Im Rhythmus einer Mazurka
  12. II Schnell, etwas flüchtig
  13. III Allegro vivace
  14. Zwei Stücke aus dem Ballet ‘Der letzte Pierrot’ (1926, arr. 1927)

  15. I Valse Sentimentale
  16. II Tanz der Arbeiter
  17. Three Excerpts from the Film Music for Der Mörder Dimitri Karamasoff (‘The Murderer Dimitri Karamazov’; 1931)

  18. Lied der Gruschenka
  19. Lied vom weissen Schwan
  20. Bei den Zigeunern
FIRST RECORDINGS

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.