LEO SMIT (1903-1943): Flute Sonata, HANS GÁL (1890-1987): 3 Intermezzi, GÜNTER RAPHAEL (1903-1960): Flute Sonata in E Minor, ALEXANDER TANSMAN (1897-1986): Sonatine for Flute and Piano, ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894-1942): Flute Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 05R055
Description: Another collection of Entartete Musik (although Gál’s 1974 late Romantic Intermezzi don’t technically qualify for that label) with only the well-recorded sonata by Schulhoff otherwise available on disc. Like Schulhoff, Tansman’s work was written in 1925 and is imbued with the sounds and colors of French musical life in Paris at that time, as is Smit’s (written in 1939 and its second movement in 1943, just a couple of months before the Nazis deported and murdered him and his wife) in its outer movements; but the slow Lento has the fragrance of the eastern Mediterranean. Raphael stands apart with his sonata (also from 1925) whose models are German baroque and early Classical music which were part of the current anti-Romantic movement in Germany. Anne-Cathérine Heinzmann (flute), Thomas Hoppe (piano).