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
Symphonie-Poème No. 1, Op. 50 (1934)
Fantaisie-Concerto for double bass and orchestra, Op. 65 (1942–44)
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Catalogue No: TOCC0676EAN/UPC: 5060113446763Release Date: 04.11.2022Composer: Thomas de Hartmann Artists: Leon Bosch,
Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine,
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