Like Korngold, Toch, Schoenberg, Zeisl and Zemlinsky, Richard Stöhr (1874–1967) was another Austrian composer driven into American exile by the Nazis. His generous output of music – ripe for rediscovery – includes seven symphonies, fifteen violin sonatas among much other chamber music, songs, and choral and piano pieces. His expansive E flat Piano Trio of 1905 sits firmly in the Viennese Romantic tradition downstream from Schubert and Brahms, with one lovely tune following another, whereas the Three Songs, written only four years later, look forward to the lyrical intensity of Korngold.
Laura Roelofs, violin (Tracks 1-4) Stefan Koch, cello Mary Siciliano, piano Seth Keeton, bass-baritone (Tracks 5-7)
Three Songs, for Low Voice and Piano with Cello Accompaniment, Op. 21 (1909) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0446/Track05.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0446EAN/UPC: 5060113444462Release Date: 01.12.2017Composer: Richard Stöhr Artists: Laura Roelofs, Mary Siciliano, Seth Keeton, Stefan Koch
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