ARNO NADEL

Arno Nadel (1878-1943).

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ERWIN SCHULHOFF

 

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Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942).

Erwin Schulhoff was a Czech composer and pianist. He was one of the figures in the generation of European musicians whose successful careers were prematurely terminated by the rise of the Nazi regime in Germany and whose works have been rarely noted or performed.

In the 1930s, Schulhoff faced mounting personal and professional difficulties. Because of his Jewish descent and his radical politics, he and his works were labelled degenerate and blacklisted by the Nazi regime. He could no longer give recitals in Germany, nor could his works be performed publicly.

His communist sympathies, which became increasingly evident in his works, also brought him trouble in Czechoslovakia. In 1932 he composed a musical version of The Communist Manifesto (Op. 82). Taking refuge in Prague, Schulhoff found employment as a radio pianist, but earned barely enough to cover the cost of everyday essentials. When the Nazis invaded Czechoslovakia in 1939, he had to perform under a pseudonym. In 1941, the Soviet Union approved his petition for citizenship, but he was arrested and imprisoned before he could leave Czechoslovakia.

In June 1941, Schulhoff was deported to the Wülzburg concentration camp near Weißenburg, Bavaria. He died there on 18 August 1942 from tuberculosis.

String Quartet #1 (1924) (with score)

 

Sting Quartet #2 (1925) (with score)

HENRY PURCELL

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Henry Purcell (1659-1695).

Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary.
Céline Scheen • Hana Blazikova
Alice Foccroulle • Pascal Bertin
Jean-Christophe Clair • Jean-Michel Fumas
Phillipe Froeliger • Thibault Lenaerts
Renaud Tripathi • Jean-Claude Sarragosse
Lionel Meunier • Malcolm Bothwell

La Fenice
Conducted by Jean Tubéry.

ARNOLD BAX

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“Tintagel”

Tintagel is a symphonic poem by Arnold Bax. It is his best-known work, and was for some years the only piece by which the composer was known to many concert-goers. The work was inspired by a visit Bax made to Tintagel Castle in Cornwall in 1917, and, although not explicitly programmatic, draws on the history and mythology associated with the castle.
Tintagel was premiered on 20 October 1921.

Performed by the Orquesta de Radiotelevisión Española.

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FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN

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Chopin plays for the Radziwills (painting by Henryk Siemiradzki).

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Photograph of Chopin – daguerreotype, ca 1847 (found 2017).

 

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849).
Piano Concerto N.º 2 Op. 21 in F minor
Arthur Rubinstein, Pianist
London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn.

GABRIEL FAURÉ

Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924).

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Nocturnes

00:00:00 No. 1 in E-flat minor, Op. 33 No. 1
00:07:28 No. 2 in B major, Op. 33 No. 2
00:14:12 No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 33 No. 3
00:19:15 No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 36
00:25:45 No. 5 in B-flat major, Op. 37
00:33:55 No. 6 in D-flat major, Op. 63
00:42:18 No. 7 in C-sharp minor, Op. 74
00:51:29 No. 9 in B-minor – B major, Op.97
00:55:46 No. 10 in E minor, Op. 99
01:01:05 No. 11 in F-sharp minor, Op. 104 No. 1
01:05:40 No. 12 in E minor, Op. 107
01:11:52 No. 13 in B minor, Op. 119

Evelyne Crochet, piano.

 

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Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924).

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Piano: Evelyne Crochet.

00:00 No. 1 in A minor, Op. 26
03:56 No. 2 in G major, OP. 41
10:18 No. 3 in G-flat major, Op. 42
17:28 No. 4 in A-flat major, Op. 44
21:15 No. 5 in F-sharp minor, Op. 66
27:30 No. 6 in E-flat major, Op. 70
30:58 No. 7 in D minor, Op. 90
34:27 No. 8 in D-flat major, Op. 96
38:03 No. 9 in A minor, Op. 101
42:23 No. 10 in A minor, Op. 104 No. 2
45:42 No. 11 in G minor, Op. 105 No. 1
50:05 No. 12 in E-flat major, Op. 105. No. 2
53:29 No. 13 in C major, Op. 116