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Toch: Cello Sonata, Cello Concerto, Etc / Honigberg, Et Al


Release Date: 11/28/2000 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 421   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ernst Toch
Performer:  Kathryn BrakeSteven Honigberg
Conductor:  Sylvia Alimena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Steven Honigberg, heralded as a "sterling cellist" by the Washington Post, has emerged as one of the outstanding cellists of his generation. A member of the National Symphony Orchestra, he has been featured numerous times as soloist with that ensemble. He graduated from Juilliard where he studied with Leonard Rose. He has been the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's chamber music series since its inception. Towards the end of his life Ernst Toch would sometimes refer to himself wistfully as "the world's most forgotten composer," and his melancholy joke betrayed a painful validity. Today, finally, things are beginning to change for this wonderful composer. What with the series of his complete symphonies on CPO and this Read more great cello disc, just maybe Toch's fortunes are about to change. For those of us who grew up listening to his magnificent Third Symphony on Capital; let's hope so! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 50 by Ernst Toch
Performer:  Kathryn Brake (Piano), Steven Honigberg (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Cello, Op. 35 by Ernst Toch
Performer:  Steven Honigberg (Cello)
Conductor:  Sylvia Alimena
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eclipse Chamber Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924 
3.
Impromptu for Cello solo, Op. 90c by Ernst Toch
Performer:  Steven Honigberg (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963 

Sound Samples

Cello Sonata, Op. 50: I. Allegro commodo
Cello Sonata, Op. 50: II. Intermezzo, "Die Spinne"
Cello Sonata, Op. 50: III. Allegro
Cello Concerto, Op. 35: I. Allegro assai moderato
Cello Concerto, Op. 35: II. Agitato
Cello Concerto, Op. 35: III. Adagio
Cello Concerto, Op. 35: IV. Allegro vivace
Impromptu, Op. 90c: I. Andante cantabile
Impromptu, Op. 90c: II. Allegretto grazioso
Impromptu, Op. 90c: III. Adagio, con espressione quasi der letzte Kampf

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