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Stohr: Chamber Music, Vol. 2

Stoehr / Roelofs / Siciliano
Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 446  
Composer:  Richard Stohr
Performer:  Mary SicilianoStefan KochLaura RoelofsSeth Keeton
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like Korngold, Toch, Schoenberg, Zeisl and Zemlinsky, Richard Stöhr (1874–1967) was another Austrian composer driven into American exile by the Nazis. His generous output of music – ripe for rediscovery – includes seven symphonies, fifteen violin sonatas among much other chamber music, songs, and choral and piano pieces. His expansive E flat Piano Trio of 1905 sits firmly in the Viennese Romantic tradition downstream from Schubert and Brahms, with one lovely tune following another, whereas the Three Songs, written only four years later, look forward to the lyrical intensity of Korngold. Violinist Laura Roelofs is currently Assistant Concertmaster of the Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra and director of the string performance area at Read more Wayne State University in Detroit. Stefan Koch is a frequent performer with the Kalamazoo Symphony, West Michigan Symphony, Toledo Symphony, and Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestras. Mary Siciliano has a successful private studio and gives pedagogy workshops throughout the USA. The bass-baritone Seth Keeton is an Assistant Professor of Voice at the University of Utah School of Music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Trio for Piano and Strings in E-Flat Major, Op. 16 by Richard Stohr
Performer:  Mary Siciliano (Piano), Stefan Koch (Cello), Laura Roelofs (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
2.
Songs (3), Op. 21 by Richard Stohr
Performer:  Mary Siciliano (Piano), Stefan Koch (Cello), Seth Keeton (Bass Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 

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