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The Jazzfever of Milhaud, Martinu, Sieber, Burian, Wolpe

Ebony Band

Stefan Wolpe, Emil Frantisek Burian, Bohuslav Martinu, Mátyás Seiber, Darius Milhaud

SKU: 30611

Year of release: 2011

Suite from the Twenties (arr. Geert van Keulen) 14:23
1. I. Tango für Irma Stefan Wolpe 03:06
2. II. Marsch nr.1 Stefan Wolpe 02:38
3. III. Tanz (Charleston) Stefan Wolpe 02:09
4. IV. Tango Stefan Wolpe 02:06
5. V. Blues Stefan Wolpe 03:22
6. VI. Rag­-Caprice Stefan Wolpe 01:00
Suite Americaine (Americká Suita), Op. 15 11:21
7. I. Charlestonette (Foxtrott) Emil Frantisek Burian 01:53
8. II. Blues Emil Frantisek Burian 02:30
9. III. Valse Boston Emil Frantisek Burian 02:04
10. IV. Tango Argentino Emil Frantisek Burian 02:41
11. V. Fuga-Fox (sur le thème E.F.B.) Emil Frantisek Burian 02:12
Jazz Suite 11:25
12. Prelude Bohuslav Martinu 02:22
13. Musique d'entre-acte, Blues Bohuslav Martinu 03:49
14. Musique d'entre-acte, Boston Bohuslav Martinu 02:15
15. Finale Bohuslav Martinu 02:57
16. Jazzolette No. 1 Mátyás Seiber 03:17
17. Jazzolette No. 2 Mátyás Seiber 04:13
18. La Création du Monde, Op. 81 Darius Milhaud 17:00
Total time: 61:40

About this album

Every epoch has had its group dances, and they have always been a source of inspiration to composers. In the interwar period, the Blues and Charleston meant as much to composers as the Sarabande and Gigue did to Johann Sebastian Bach and the Polonaise and Mazurka to Frédéric Chopin. The advent of American jazz and dance music in Europe was a gift from the gods for young composers hungry to find new paths and means of expression. Even though the word jazz meant little more than syncopated march and dance music based on ragtime, there was no stopping the rage. Jazz represented a radical break with the traditional, old-fashioned way of life of the nineteenth century, and made a wonderful match with the elated expectations that had replaced wartime suffering. Within just a few years, jazz fever swept across Europe. This album bears witness.

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