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Continental Britons - The Emigré Composers

Album Summary

>Wellesz, Egon : Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, string quartet & double bass, Op. 67
>Wellesz, Egon : Geistliches Lied (Sacred Song) for medium voice, violin, viola & piano, Op. 23
>Wellesz, Egon : Kirschblütenlieder (Cherry Blossom Songs), for voice & piano, Op. 8
>Spinner, Leopold : Kleine Stücke (2) for violin & piano
>Goldschmidt, Berthold : Fantasy for oboe, cello & harp
>Gellhorn, Peter : Intermezzo for violin & piano
>Tausky, Vilem : Coventry, a meditation for string quartet
>Gál, Hans : Sonata for violin & piano in B flat minor, Op. 17
>Gál, Hans : Melodien (5) for medium voice & piano, Op. 33
>Goldschmidt, Berthold : The Old Ships, for voice & piano
>Seiber, Mátyás : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 17
>Reizenstein, Franz : Wind Quintet
>Rankl, Karl : War, cycle for voice & piano, Op. 10
>Rankl, Karl : Songs (7) for baritone and piano, Op. 6
Performers Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"A fascinating, invaluable collection of music by composers born in Germany of the Austrian Empire who sought asylum in the UK to escape Hitler's Reich... Communal neglect is here redressed in excellent, sympathetic performances." - BBC Music Magazine



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>Wellesz, Egon : Octet for clarinet, horn, bassoon, string quartet & double bass, Op. 67
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1948

>Wellesz, Egon : Geistliches Lied (Sacred Song) for medium voice, violin, viola & piano, Op. 23
  • Performers: Nurit Pacht (Violin); Erik Levi (Piano); Paul Silverthorne (Viola); Christian Immler
  • Running Time: 9 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1918-1919

>Wellesz, Egon : Kirschblütenlieder (Cherry Blossom Songs), for voice & piano, Op. 8
  • Performers: Erik Levi (Piano); Christian Immler
  • Running Time: 6 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1911

>Spinner, Leopold : Kleine Stücke (2) for violin & piano
  • Performers: Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano); Nurit Pacht (Violin)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Goldschmidt, Berthold : Fantasy for oboe, cello & harp
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1991

>Gellhorn, Peter : Intermezzo for violin & piano
  • Performers: Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano); Nurit Pacht (Violin)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1937

>Tausky, Vilem : Coventry, a meditation for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Gál, Hans : Sonata for violin & piano in B flat minor, Op. 17
  • Performers: Nurit Pacht (Violin); Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1920

>Gál, Hans : Melodien (5) for medium voice & piano, Op. 33
  • Performers: Erik Levi (Piano); Christian Immler
  • Running Time: 11 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1917-1921

>Goldschmidt, Berthold : The Old Ships, for voice & piano
  • Performers: Erik Levi (Piano); Christian Immler
  • Running Time: 4 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1952

>Seiber, Mátyás : Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 17
  • Performers: Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano); Nurit Pacht (Violin)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1960

>Reizenstein, Franz : Wind Quintet
  • Ensemble: Ensemble Modern (Frankfurt)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Rankl, Karl : War, cycle for voice & piano, Op. 10 :: They
  • Performers: Christian Immler; Erik Levi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939-1942

>Rankl, Karl : War, cycle for voice & piano, Op. 10 :: Böhmisches Rekrutenlied
  • Performers: Christian Immler; Erik Levi (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939-1942

>Rankl, Karl : Songs (7) for baritone and piano, Op. 6 :: The Whim
  • Performers: Erik Levi (Piano); Christian Immler
  • Running Time: 3 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern