This recording of music by Ernst Krenek (1900–91) covers almost half a century of his compositions, and shows the sheer range of his creativity: from early piano fugues written for his teacher, Franz Schreker, via elegant fin de siècle Viennese lyricism to a relaxed application of Schoenberg’s dodecaphonic technique – often enlivened with a surprising degree of charm and a knowing sense of humour.
Laura Aikin, soprano (Tracks 2 – 4) Bernarda Fink, mezzo-soprano (Track 7) Florian Boesch, baritone (Track 7) The Ernst Krenek Ensemble Matthias Schorn, clarinet (Tracks 2 – 4) Hanna Weinmeister, violin (Tracks 2 – 6) Christian Eisenberger, violin (Tracks 2 – 4, 8 – 9) Tatjana Masurenko, viola (Tracks 11 – 15) Dorothea Schönwiese, cello (Tracks 2 – 6) Anthony Spiri, piano (Tracks 1, 5 – 9, 21) with Herbert Maderthaner, oboe (Track 10) Lily Francis, viola (Tracks 2 – 4, 10) Nina Tichman, piano (Tracks 1, 21)
Drei Lieder, Op. 30a, for mezzo-soprano, clarinet and string quartet (1924) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0295/Track02.mp3
Trio Phantasie, Op. 63, for violin, cello and piano (1929) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0295/Track05.mp3
Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 108 (1946/55) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0295/Track08.mp3
String Trio, Op. 118 (1949/61) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0295/Track11.mp3
Monologue for Clarinet, Op. 157 (1956/58) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0295/Track16.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0295EAN/UPC: 5060113442956Release Date: 01.12.2018Composer: Ernst Krenek Artists: Bernarda Fink, Florian Boesch, Laura Aikin, The Ernst Krenek Ensemble
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