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Seiber: More Nonsense / Herold, Sun

Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Cavi Music   Catalog #: 8553370  
Composer:  Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Phillip RoyRaphael SachsKilian HeroldFrank-Michael Guthmann,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

We already start to uncover a wide range of interpretations and perspectives when we attempt to summarize the life of composer Matyas Seiber, for he is not easy to pin down. Was he a Hungarian composer of the early 20th-century Budapest school? A music entertainer on an ocean liner in the 1920s? Was he the first jazz professor in music history, with a chair in Frankfurt? Or was he more of a British artist- since in London, during and after the war, he also worked as a highly respected choir director and composition professor with an international network of contacts? Matyas Seiber was all of those. His music, especially his chamber music, displays that same great variety, sometimes in crazy, witty mixtures. This album features several works Read more where Seiber shone the musical spotlight on the clarinet or on the human voice. Perhaps half a century had to pass for a new generation of open-minded musicians to unearth and rediscover all the humor, felling and energy that this music still holds in store for us, with its fearless self-assurance and its healthy disregard for limitations of genre or national borders. Many of these pieces are thus recorded here as world premieres. Seiber’s attitude was well ahead of its time and remains up to date, as necessary as ever. Read less

Works on This Recording

Divertimento by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Phillip Roy (Violin), Raphael Sachs (Viola), Kilian Herold (Clarinet),
Frank-Michael Guthmann (Cello), Hwa-Won Rimmer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Andantino pastorale for Clarinet and Piano by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Kilian Herold (Clarinet), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; England 
Morgenstern Lieder (3) for Clarinet and Soprano by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Kilian Herold (Clarinet), Sarah Maria Sun (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Introduction and Allegro by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Kilian Herold (Clarinet), Frank-Michael Guthmann (Cello), Nicholas Rimmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
The Owl and the Pussy-Cat by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Sarah Maria Sun (Soprano), Carsten Linck (Guitar), Felix Borel (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; Frankfurt, Germany 
More Nonsense by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Carsten Linck (Guitar), Anton Hollich (Bass Clarinet), Kilian Herold (Clarinet),
Sarah Maria Sun (Soprano), Felix Borel (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Serenade for 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons and 2 Horns by Mátyás Seiber
Performer:  Tino Plener (Clarinet), Rui Lopes (Bassoon), Angela Bergmann (Bassoon),
Anton Hollich (Clarinet), Saar Berger (Horn), Rune Brodahl (Horn)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Hungary 

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