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Exil: Piano music by composers with roots in 2 continents - works by Korngold, Schoenberg, Zeisl & Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Eric Le Van, piano

Album Summary

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Waltzes (4) for piano
>Zeisl, Erich : November
>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Scherzo for piano in B minor, Op. 11
>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Profile, for piano, Op. 68/3
>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Der Jongleur, burkeske for piano, Op. 31/3
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Little Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 19
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Cielo di Settembre, for piano, Op. 1
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : I navaganti (Sea Piece No 3), for piano, Op. 13
>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Sonatina canonica, for 2 guitars, Op. 196
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Notes & Reviews:

Expedition Audio Recommended
All of these pieces are somehow marked by feelings of innocence, yearning and a childlike enchantment. They are dreamlike. Some of these dreams are sunny and blissful while others are dark and chilling. But it's a sense of longing that is the common thread running through all the music here; and the music is wonderful! ... read more ...

In this survey of these long neglected works, Eric Le Van introduces listeners to unusual music that has rarely seen the light of day and which deserves far greater attention. All but the Schoenberg piece are world premiere recordings.

Undaunted by their difficult fates and journeys, five Jewish refugee composers in Los Angeles - Castelnuovo-Tedesco from Italy, and Korngold , Schoenberg, Toch and Zeisl from Austria - produced a wealth of piano repertoire. In this survey of these long neglected works, Eric Le Van introduces listeners to unusual music that has rarely if ever seen the light of day and deserves far greater attention. All but the Schoenberg piece are world premiere recordings.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
Eric Le Van is poetic, and his touch is never harsh. His technique is plainly impeccable. His intellect shines through in every phrase and is on full display in his detailed notes. The rich sound completes this gorgeous, caring presentation of mostly overlooked music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009).



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Works Details

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Waltzes (4) for piano
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1911

>Zeisl, Erich : November :: Six Sketches, for chamber orchestra
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Scherzo for piano in B minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Profile, for piano, Op. 68/3
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Toch, Ernst [Composer] : Der Jongleur, burkeske for piano, Op. 31/3
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Little Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 19
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Cielo di Settembre, for piano, Op. 1
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : I navaganti (Sea Piece No 3), for piano, Op. 13
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Castelnuovo-Tedesco, Mario : Sonatina canonica, for 2 guitars, Op. 196
  • Performer: Eric Van (Piano)
  • Notes: Studio 2, Bayerischer Rundfunk, München (02/02/2009-02/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1961