OEDOEN PARTOS (1907-1977): Yizkor, PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963): Trauermusik (MGM String Orchestra; Isler Solomon. Rec. 1957), TIBOR SERLY (1901-1978): Concerto for Violin and Wind Orchestra with Percussion (Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Serly. Rec. 1976), MICHAEL COLGRASS (b.1932): Variations for 4 Drums and Viola (Colgrass [drums]. Rec. 1959), WILLIAM WALTON (1902-1983): Viola Concerto (American Broadcasting Symphony; Joseph Stopak. Rec. 1943).
Catalogue Number: 08N103
Label: Cembal d'amour
Reference: CD 159
Description: Since there are no notes on the music, it would be well to point out that Partos' Yizkor (a Jewish prayer for dead parents) is in the same fine genre as Bloch's similarly sourced pieces; Serly's lyrical, neo-classically influenced concerto had a modern recording five years ago (11I010) and Colgrass' lyrical, brooding and dramatic work was a 1959 commission by Vardi.