HARALD GENZMER (1909-2007): Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, Miniatures for Strings, Sinfonietta for Strings, Divertimento di danza for String Orchestra, Sonatina prima for Strings (Margarita Höhenrieder [piano], Guy Touvron [trumpet], Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn; Jörg Faerber. 2001 release), Irische Harfe for Mixed Choir, 6 Chöre for Mixed Choir, Alte Volkslieder for Equal Voices, 4 indische Lieder for Male Choir, 4 Petrarca-Chöre for Mixed Choir (via-nova-chor Munich; Kurt Suttner. 2004 release), Sonata for Cello and Harp, Concerto for Harp and String Orchestra, Sonata for Solo Cello, Klagelied for Cello and 6 Harps (Klaus Storck [cello], Helga Storck [harp] and other harpists. 2005 release), Double Bass Sonata, Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Fantasie for Double Bass and Piano, 6 Bagatelles for Cello and Double Bass (Martin Ostertag [cello], Nabil Shehata [double bass], Oliver Triendl [piano]. 2005 release), Organ Concerto, Percussion Concerto, Piano Concerto (Edgar Krapp [organ], Peter Sadlo [percussion], Triendl [piano], Bamberg Symphony Orchestra; Werner Andreas Albert. 2004 release), Flute Concerto, Concertino No. 2 for Piano and String Orchestra, Viola Concerto (Andrea Lieberknecht [flute], Triendl [piano], Lars Anders Tomter [viola], Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra; Albert. 2007 release), Piano Trio in F, Piano Trio (1964), Quartet for Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Piano (Ingolf Turban [violin], Wen-Sinn Yang [cello], Eduard Brunner [clarinet], Triendl [piano]), Concertino No. 1 for Piano and String Orchestra with Flute, Violin Concerto, Chamber Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra, Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra (Lieberknecht [flute], Triendl [piano], Rainer Kussmaul [violin], François Leleux [oboe], Munich Chamber Orchestra; Alexander Liebreich. 2006 release), Prolog II, Symphony No. 4, Piano Concerto No. 3 (Triendl [piano], Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz; Theodor Guschlbauer. 1999 release), Piano Sonata No. 5, 10 Préludes, Sonatine No. 1, Suite in C (Triendl [piano]. 1998 release).

Catalogue Number: 02N011

Label: Thorofon

Reference: CTH 2553

Format: CD

Price: $119.88

Description: As Genzmer's own credo, printed on the outside of this box, puts it: "Music should be vital, artful and accessible. It should appeal to perofrmers by being practicable and to listeners by being intelligible." A succinct answer to the atonal complexicists of the mid-20th century who scorned Genzmer's melodic accesibility. This mid-priced set (discs in paper sleeves with a 48-page booklet in three languages) was issued in 2010 as a memorial. A good way to catch up if you've not been collecting Thorofon's Genzmer series over the last 14 or so years. We actually haven't offered four of these ten discs... 10 CDs.


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