Sekles: Chamber Music
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Bernhard Sekles: Chamber Music

Catalogue Number: TOCC0147
EAN: 5060113441478
Release Date: 28 January 2013
Duration: 68:08

Chaconne on an Eight-Bar March-Theme, Op. 38
Cello Sonata, Op. 28
Capriccio in Four Movements
Violin Sonata, Op. 44

Solomia Soroka, viola, violin
Noreen Silver, cello
Phillip Silver, piano

Bernhard Sekles (1872–1933) was one of the leading figures in German music in the first decades of the twentieth century, prominent as composer, educator and administrator. In 1928, as director of the Hoch Conservatorium in Frankfurt, he established the first academic programme in jazz studies, an act of courage and conviction that unleashed furious attacks from the Nazi press. His own music, banned during the Third Reich, has been virtually forgotten, although he composed in all major genres, including opera, symphony, lieder and chamber music. As the works on this recording illustrate, Sekles’ music finds room for diverse elements – including Neoclassicism, Brahmsian Romanticism and jazz – and can be refreshingly quirky.

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Track No. Track Title / Details Duration Sample Add to Cart
DOWNLOAD COMPLETE ALBUM 68:08
1 Chaconne on an Eight-Bar March-Theme, Op. 38, for viola and piano (publ. 1931)

Bernhard Sekles, composer
Solomia Soroka, viola
Phillip Silver, piano

(first recording)
9:03 play
2-4 Cello Sonata, Op. 28 (1919)

Bernhard Sekles, composer
Noreen Silver, cello
Phillip Silver, piano
27:24
2 I Sostenuto assai (Schwerlastend) – Allegro marcato ma moderato 8:58 play
3 II Intermezzo: Lento – Presto – Prestissimo 4:48 play
4 III Tema con Variazioni 13:38 play
5-8 Capriccio in Four Movements for piano trio (publ. 1932)

Bernhard Sekles, composer
Solomia Soroka, violin
Noreen Silver, cello
Phillip Silver, piano
13:13
5 I Praeludio: Moderato ma energico 2:07 play
6 II Scherzino: Vivace 2:17 play
7 III Intermezzo: Larghetto 4:26 play
8 IV Finale: Yankee-Doodle con Variazioni – Allegretto comodo (Nicht schnell) 4:23 play
9-12 Violin Sonata, Op. 44

Bernhard Sekles, composer
Solomia Soroka, violin
Phillip Silver, piano
18:28
9 I Allegro ma non troppo 4:04 play
10 II Andantino 5:24 play
11 III Vivace 2:41 play
12 IV Allegro maestoso 6:19 play

Artists

Bernhard Sekles, c. 1913

Bernhard Sekles, composer

Solomia Soroka

Solomia Soroka, viola, violin

Noreen Silver

Noreen Silver, cello

Phillip Silver

Phillip Silver, piano

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