09 - Hot-Sonata (Jazz-Sonata) for Alto-Saxophone & Piano - I. MM 1-4 66.ape
08 - IV. Rondo. Allegro molto gajo.ape
07 - III. Aria. Andante.ape
06 - II. Scherzo. Allegro giocoso.ape
05 - Sonata for Flute & Piano - I. Allegro moderato.ape
04 - IV. Rondo. Munter.ape
03 - III. Fliessend, im Tempo di Menuetto.ape
02 - II. Langsam und getragen.ape
01 - Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op.17 - I. Frisch.ape
Erwin Schulhoff - Chamber Music series at Supraphon (2 CDs, APE)
Many thanks to the guys from www.eliteclasica.com who posted this music on eMule about 3 years ago.
These 2 CDs are respectively Vols. 4 and 1 of a series of Schulhoff's chamber music released by Supraphon more than 10 years ago. The series is totally out of print. Actually, the Supraphon label is not selling any Schulhoff music any more. If someone could contribute the missing volumes, that would be nice...
ERVIN SCHULHOFF: Sonata for Cello & Piano op. 17 – Sonata for Flute & Piano – Hot Sonata (Jazz Sonata) for Alto Saxophone & Piano
Sonata for Cello & Piano, Op.17
2. Langsam und getragen
3. Fliessend, im Tempo di Menuetto
4. Rondo. Munter
Sonata for Flute & Piano
5. Allegro moderato
6. Scherzo. Allegro giocoso
7. Aria. Andante
8. Rondo. Allegro molto gajo
Hot-Sonata (Jazz-Sonata) for Alto-Saxophone & Piano
9. MM 1/4: 66
10. MM 1/2: 112
11. MM 1/4: 80
12. MM 1/2: 132
JIRÍ BÁRTA, cello (1-4); PAVEL FOLTÝN, flute (5-8); STEPÁN KOUTNÍK, alto saxophone (9-12); JAN CECH, piano (1-4); TOMÁS VÍSEK, piano (5-12)
Recorded at the Domovina Studio, Prague, from 27 to 28 March (1-4); on 22 June (5-8); and on 29 September and 1 October, 1994 (9-12)
1. 1. Presto con fuoco
2. 2. Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
3. 3. Allegro giocoso, alla Slovacca
4. 4. Andante molto sostenuto
5. 1. Alla Valse viennese (Allegro)
6. 2. Alla Serenata (Allegro con moto)
7. 3. Alla Czeca (Molto Allegro)
8. 4. Alla Tango milonga (Andante)
9. 5. Alla Tarantella (Prestissimo con fuoco)
10. 1. Frisch un kräftig
11. 2. Langsam, getragen und ausdrucksvoll
12. 3. Menuett
13. 4. Rondo. Ein wenig lebhaft
14. 1. Allegro agitato
15. 2. Tema con variazioni. Moderato (att.)
16. 3. Allegro gajo
17. 4. Finale. Andante quasi introduzione - Allegro molto
I bought this disk a few weeks ago, and I've been listening to it almost constantly since. If he had survived the Holocaust, Erwin Schulhoff might well have become one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. As it is, the music he left behind simply underlines the tragedy of his death and the horrible waste of the Holocaust.
These are brilliant quartets, played with verve and vitality. The No. 1 quartet is pure drama, drawing on Czech folk dance rhythms and tonalities. It is unquestionably modern music, but nurtured by deep folkloric roots.
The No. 2 is brooding, dark and dissonant. The emotional depth is phenomenal, at times reminiscent of Beethoven's Great Fugue, at times echoing Schoenberg's third quartet.
The Kocian Quartet are superb players, and they play this music as if that was what they were born to do.
I hope you enjoy. Please keep seeding for a while. Byebye.