Schulhoff – Ensemble Works Vol. 1

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Tracklist

1.
Selections from Stagemusic 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' - Overture (Adagio, Allegro con spirito)
02:36
2.
Selections from Stagemusic 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' - Sicilienne
01:47
3.
Selections from Stagemusic 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' - Andante
00:00
4.
Selections from Stagemusic 'Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme' - Grand Ballet de Finale
05:03
5.
Three Tango's - Tango from Partita
00:00
6.
Three Tango's - Tango from Esquisses de Jazz
01:32
7.
Three Tango's - Tango from 5 √Čtudes de Jazz
01:26
8.
Concerto for String Quartet and Wind - Allegro moderato
05:12
9.
Concerto for String Quartet and Wind - Largo
04:19
10.
Concerto for String Quartet and Wind - Finale, Allegro con brio
03:48
11.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Introductory text
01:22
12.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Ragtime
01:06
13.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Valse Boston
02:43
14.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Shimmy
02:00
15.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Step (without music)
00:54
16.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Tango
00:00
17.
Suite for Chamber Orchestra - Jazz
01:36

Description

Although Erwin Schulhoff (8 July 1894, Prague-18 August 1942, Wlzbourg internment camp, in Bavaria) did not settle permanently in the city of his birth until the end of 1932 (he had studied and worked primarily in Germany up to that time), he soon made his name as a composer among both the German speaking inhabitants of Prague and in native Czech musical circles. One additional proof of this is the commission which Schulhoff received from the Czech National Theatre in the spring of 1926 to compose the stage music for Molire’s Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme. The play was given an extremely modern treatment by the director, and he chose his co-workers accordingly. He considered Schulhoff the most suitable man for the job, because the composer showed a sense of humor and a feeling for the ridiculous in his work, he was fond of jazz, expressed himself succinctly and pithily, and was responsive and inventive. Schulhoff’s participation in the Dada movement also played a role in the choice: at the time, Dadaist art was still the most current style among theatrical artists in Prague….

Additional information

Artists

Recording location

Vredenburg Utrecht, The Netherlands

Mastering equiment

Sony digital Editor 3000

Mastering engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mixing console

Rens Heijnis Custom made

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps

Recording notes

Live Recording

Recording format

PCM 44.1

Analog to digital converter

dCS900

Recording date

June 1994

Editing

Bert van der Wolf, Tom Peeters

Composers

Recording engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Producer

Ted Diehl

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Format

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Conductors

Digital to analog converter

Sony

Press reviews

Fono Forum

(…) Die Wiedergaben der Ebony Band …. sind ausgesprochen anregend und spannungsreich.(…)

Entreacte

(…) De Ebony Band verdient dan ook alle lof voor dit eerste deel van de werken voor ensemble…(…) Over het concert voor strijkkwartet en blazers uit 1930: (…) Dit stuk is zonder meer een meesterwerk en rechtvaardigt op zich al deze uitgave. (…)

Diapason

(…) LEbony Band, nous offre de bonnes interprtations (…)

Luister

(…) niets dan lof voor deze fraaie vertolkingen (…) (…) Herbers en zijn musici tonen zich voortreffelijke pleitbezorgers van deze muziek (…)

Le Monde de la Musique

(…) Lyrique et mlodieux (…) (…) On attend avec impatience son second disque (…)

NRC/Handelsblad

(…) De toon is volstrekt onromantisch, brutaal en af en toe behoorlijk ruig – al blijft de balans tussen het strijkkwartet en al die blazers (waaronder ook het stevige koper) overeind. Dirigent Werner Herbers en zijn Ebony Band verdedigen deze muziek met een flair alsof ze zelf iedere nacht optreden in mondaine, rokerige bars.

Dissonanz

(…) virtuos gespielt (…)

Volkskrant

(…) Iets voor muzikale avonturiers.

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