Notes & Reviews:
Rescued from oblivion before his tragic death in Auschwitz in 1944, Marcel Tyberg's Symphony No. 3 sets out on a poetic journey with shades of Schumann and Brahms, Bruckner and Mahler, playful instrumental filigrees, colourful counterpoint and captivating harmonies. This sweeping work for large orchestra received its premiere performances by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by JoAnn Falletta, finally giving voice to a composer who never heard his masterpiece performed. Tyberg's chamber music also demonstrates his deep respect for 19thcentury musical modes and manners; imbued with the spirit of Beethoven and Mendelssohn, his Piano Trio brims with a richly Romantic esprit.
... Marcel Tyberg (1893 - 1944) wrote richly romantic music with strong echoes of Bruckner, Mahler, Zemlinsky, and Szymanowski in his Third Symphony. ... the symphony unfolds in bold colors and sweeping gestures. The Piano Trio of 1936 is, if anything, even more engaging, filled as it is with big-boned, sumptuous themes and rich textures right out of Schumann, Brahms, Franck, and Tchaikovsky. Performances are first-rate.
The Piano Trio of 1936 is, if anything, even more engaging, filled as it is with big-boned, sumptuous themes and rich textures right out of Schumann, Brahms, Franck, and Tchaikovsky. Themes are masterfully worked out. One listens in disbelief to music composed in the age of Stravinsky and Satie, of Schoenberg and Berg, of Bartók and Messiaen, that is as accomplished as Tyberg's yet so untouched by the fast-changing world around him - "as if he had truly lived a century before," as Buffalo Philharmonic archivist Edward Yadzinski puts it in his fine booklet notes. Concertmaster Michael Ludwig and principal cellist Roman Mekinulov, joined by pianist Ya-Fei Chuang, deliver a performance that glows with passion and power. This disc is worth acquiring for either the symphony or the trio alone. Together they constitute an irresistible combination. This is definitely a Want List candidate.
Recording information: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA.
Marcel Tyberg finished his third symphony in 1943, shortly before his arrest by the Nazis and death at Auswitz. Fortunately, he entrusted all of his scores to a friend and so they survived the war.
The symphony is a marvelous post-romantic work, and reminds me very much of Bruckner’s 4th Symphony without in any way sounding derivative. Tyberg’s melodies are full-bodied and bursting with energy. The Scherzo is a particular delight, and the adagio is absolutely gorgeous.
It’s a bittersweet listening experience. The symphony stands on its own merits, but it makes one wonder what Tyberg might have accomplished had he lived.
Coupled with the Symphony is the piano trio from 1936. Like the symphony, it’s a lush, romantic work with plenty of opportunities for all the players to shine. In a video promoting this release, JoAnn Falletta stated she’s fallen in love with Tyberg’s music. And her performance shows it.
Submitted on 12/10/13 by RGraves321
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Works DetailsTyberg, Marcel : Symphony no 3
- Conductor: JoAnn Falletta
- Notes: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA (05/09/2008-05/11/2008)
- Running Time: 36 min. 15 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1943
Tyberg, Marcel : Trio for Piano and Strings in F major
- Performers: Michael Ludwig (Violin); Roman Mekinulov (Cello); Ya-Fei Chuang (Piano)
- Notes: Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, New York, USA (02/23/2009/02/24/2009)
- Running Time: 23 min. 10 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Chamber Music
- Written: 1936