ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): Chamber Music and Songs, Vol. 1 - Double Fugues for 2 Pianos, WoO 50 and for Piano Four hands, WoO 33 (First Recordings), Trio Phantasie for Piano Trio, Op. 63, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 108, String Trio, Op. 118, Monologue for Clarinet, Op. 157, 3 Lieder for Soprano, Clarinet and String Quartet, Op. 30a, Während der Trennung for Mezzo-Soprano, Baritone and Piano, Op. 76, The Holy Ghost’s Ark for Mezzo-Soprano, Oboe, Clarinet, Viola and Cello, Op. 91a.
Catalogue Number: 01U040
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0295
Description: This release covers almost half a century of Krenek’s compositions, and shows the sheer range of his creativity. There are early piano fugues written for his teacher, Franz Schreker, via elegant fin de siècle Viennese lyricism, to a relaxed application of Schoenberg’s dodecaphonic technique - often enlivened with a surprising degree of charm and a knowing sense of humor. French, German-English texts. Laura Akin (soprano), Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Florian Boesch (baritone), The Ernst Krenek Ensemble.