ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): Piano Sonatas No. 2, Op. 59 & No. 4, Op. 114, 5 Piano Pieces, Op. 39, George Washington's Variations, Op. 120, Echoes from Austria, Op. 166, Foxtrott, Op. 13a.
Catalogue Number: 09K074
Label: Phoenix Edition
Description: An excellent example of why you can't really say if someone were to ask "So, what does Krenek sound like?". Like the spiky, chromatic, atonal Pieces of 1926? The tonal, polystylistic second sonata of 1928? The dodecaphonic-mixed-with-tonality Fourth of 1948? The ironic, neo-classical Washington variations of 1950 (on an 18th century American military march)? Or the nostalgic Austrian folk-tune arrangements of 1958? Well, who knows? Mikhail Korzhev (piano).