Thomas de Hartmann: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

The music of the Ukrainian-born Thomas de Hartmann (1884–1956) is only now beginning to be rediscovered, almost seven decades after his death. The two works receiving their first recordings here reveal a major late-Romantic voice, downstream from Tchaikovsky, a student of Arensky and Taneyev, contemporary of Rachmaninov, and alert to the discoveries of Stravinsky and Prokofiev. The Symphonie-Poème No. 1 – a musical cousin of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony – occupies a vast canvas and requires a correspondingly huge orchestra, generating a monumental sense of scale from essentially balletic material. The lighter Fantaisie-Concerto for double bass and orchestra moves from tangy dissonance via a tuneful slow movement to a perky, folk-inspired finale.

Leon Bosch, double bass (Tracks 4–7)
Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine
Theodore Kuchar, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

    Symphonie-Poème No. 1, Op. 50 (1934)

  1. I Lento
  2. II Scherzo
  3. III Andante
  4. IV Finale
  5. Fantaisie-Concerto for double bass and orchestra, Op. 65 (1942–44)

  6. I Allegro con brio
  7. II Romance 1830: Adagio
  8. III Finale: Allegro commodo



Catalogue No: TOCC0676
EAN/UPC: 5060113446763
Release Date: 04.11.2022
Composer: Thomas de Hartmann
Artists: Leon Bosch, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar


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