HARALD GENZMER (1909-2007): Flute Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3, Clarinet Sonata, Sonata No. 3 for Solo Flute, Fantasie for Solo Clarinet, Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 05J087
Reference: CTH 2544
Description: As you see, Genzmer lost his race with Elliot Carter (he missed turning 99 by less than two months), but his music will presumably live on. Two of these works are from 2002 and 2003, demonstrating that he never lost the neo-classical lyricism and gift for melody and the ability to say much in little time. His stylistic steadiness is confirmed by playing the second flute sonata (1945) right after the third (2003): the same good humor, musical wit and knowledge of wind instruments unchanged over half a century. Janne Thomsen (flute), Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Oliver Triendl (piano).