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Darkness & Light Vol 4 - Weiner, Starer, Stern, Lees, Et Al


Release Date: 07/30/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 518   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leó WeinerRobert StarerRobert SternErich Wolfgang Korngold,   ... 
Performer:  Carol HonigbergSteven HonigbergRobert SternPaulina Stark,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Hungarian composer and educator Leo Weiner was born in Budapest and studied in Berlin, Vienna, and Paris. He returned to Hungary in 1908 to take up the post of professor at the National Academy of Music, a position he held until the year of his death. An influential teacher whose disciples included Antal Dorati, Louis Kentner, Janos Starker and Sir George Solti, Weiner is regarded as a seminal figure in the creation of the Hungarian national performing tradition. The late composer, Robert Starer, composed his Song of Solitude for the cellist Steven Honigberg, whom Mr. Starer performed with in his song cycle, Nishmat Adam, presented at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum's chamber music series May 25, 1995. Song of Solitude was premiered by Read more Mr. Honigberg November 17, 1996. Robert Stern was born in Paterson, New Jersey and was educated at the University of Rochester, the Eastman School and the University of California, Los Angeles. His teachers included Louis Mennini, Kent Kennan, Wayne Barlow, Bernard Rogers, Lukas Foss and Howard Hanson. He is presently teaching at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Benjamin Lees writes about his Piano Trio: "This work represents a small gesture of remembrance to those whose voices were forever stilled by pogroms and genocides of the past. I have tried to blend the elements of drama, grief and lyricism into a very compact musical statement in the hope that this will be communicated to the listener". Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 14 by Leó Weiner
Performer:  Carol Honigberg (Piano), Steven Honigberg (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Bennet Gordon Hall Ravinia 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Song of solitude by Robert Starer
Performer:  Steven Honigberg (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, MD 
Length: 11 Minutes 18 Secs. 
3. Terezin by Robert Stern
Performer:  Steven Honigberg (Cello), Robert Stern (Piano), Paulina Stark (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/2000 
Venue:  Smith College, Northhampton, MA 
Length: 23 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: English 
4. Don Quixote by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Carol Honigberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1998 
Venue:  Harmony Hall, Fort Washington, MD 
Length: 13 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 "Silent voices" by Benjamin Lees
Performer:  Joseph Holt (Piano), Steven Honigberg (Cello), George Marsh (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/2000 
Venue:  St Luke's Church, McLean, Virginia 
Length: 14 Minutes 34 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Romanze, Op. 14
Song of Solitude
Terezin: No. 1. Prologue: At
Terezin: No. 2. Interlude: Fantasy
Terezin: No. 3. The Butterfly
Terezin: No. 4. Interlude: Butterflies
Terezin: No. 5. Yes, That's The Way Things Are
Terezin: No. 6. Interlude: Freight Train With People
Terezin: No. 7. The Little Mouse
Terezin: No. 8. To Olga
Terezin: No. 9. Epilogue: I'd Like To Go Alone
Don Quixote: I. Dreams of Heroic Deeds
Don Quixote: II. Sancho Panza and his Grey Donkey
Don Quixote: III. Goes Forth
Don Quixote: VI. Dulcinea von Tobosco
Don Quixote: V. Adventure
Don Quixote: VI. 's Conversion and Death
Piano Trio No. 2, "Silent Voices"

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