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Leibowitz: Chamber Music, Concerto For Violin / Gitlis, Nussbaum, Schola Heidelberg

Leibowitz / Heidelberg / Ensemble Aisthesis
Release Date: 04/30/2013 
Label:  Divox   Catalog #: 21103   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  René Leibowitz
Performer:  Ivry Gitlis
Conductor:  Walter NussbaumRené Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola HeidelbergAisthesis EnsembleHannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As a conductor, author and teacher, he is a legend – but as a composer he has remained a phantom: in time for René Leibowitz’s 100th birthday on February 17, 2013, Divox releases a sumptuous double album in CD-book format, celebrating his oeuvre in music and three languages. 150 pages framed by two CDs, featuring a long essay by J. Marc Reichow as well as numerous documents from the estate held by the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel), make this release a groundbreaking composer’s monograph. Listeners will find world premiere recordings of key works from his major phases and genres. As a conductor, author and teacher, he is a legend – but as a composer he has remained a phantom: in time for René Leibowitz’s 100th birthday on February 17, 2013, Divox releases a sumptuous double album in CD-book format, celebrating his oeuvre in music and three languages. 150 pages framed by two CDs, featuring a long essay by J. Marc Reichow as well as numerous documents from the estate held by the Paul Sacher Foundation (Basel), make this release a groundbreaking composer’s monograph. Listeners will find world premiere recordings of key works from his major phases and genres. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Laboratoire central, Op. 88 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979 
2. Caprices (3) for Vibraphone, Op. 70 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
3. Poems (2) of Michel Leiris, Op. 76a by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966 
4. Explanation of Metaphors, Op. 15 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
5. Pieces (5) for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 29 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
6. Poems (3) of Georges Limbour, Op. 46 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
7. Toccata for Piano, Op. 62 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964 
8. Mélodies (6), Op. 6 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937-1942 
9. Duo for Cello and Piano, Op. 23 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951 
10. Poems (3) of Pierre Reverdy, Op. 92 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971 
11. Poems (3) of Georges Bataille, Op. 73 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962 
12. Lieder (4) after Paul Celan, Op. 86 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969 
13. Settings (2) after William Blake, Op. 71 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966 
14. Serenade, Op. 38 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
15. Marijuana, Op. 54 "Variations non sérieuses" by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 
16. Motifs for speaker. flute, clarinet, violin, cello & piano, Op 74 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1966 
17. Petite Suite for Piano, Op. 75 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966 
18. Chansons Dada, 3 melodramas for child's voice, clarinet, horn, cello & Piano, Op 76b by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1968 
19. Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello & Double Bass, Op 81 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1967 
20. Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op 87 by René Leibowitz
Conductor:  Walter Nussbaum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schola Heidelberg,  Aisthesis Ensemble
Period: Modern 
Written: 1970 
21. Concerto for Violin, Op. 50 by René Leibowitz
Performer:  Ivry Gitlis (Violin)
Conductor:  René Leibowitz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958 

Sound Samples

Laboratoire central, Op. 88
3 Caprices, Op. 70: No. 1. Allegro, con fantasia
3 Caprices, Op. 70: No. 2. Piu tosto lento
3 Caprices, Op. 70: No. 3. Con moto, ma senza fretta
2 poemes, Op. 76a: No. 1. Vers la source
2 poemes, Op. 76a: No. 2. A qui l'on aime
Explanation of Metaphors, Op. 15
5 Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 29: No. 1. Adagio
5 Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 29: No. 2. Vivace
5 Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 29: No. 3. Andantino
5 Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 29: No. 4. Largo
5 Pieces for clarinet and piano, Op. 29: No. 5. Moderato
3 Poems, Op. 46: No. 1. Musiciens en Voyage
3 Poems, Op. 46: No. 2. Faux Chateau
3 Poems, Op. 46: No. 3. La Joyeuse Cornemuse
Toccata, Op. 62
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 1. Vitae summa brevis
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 2. Tour
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 3. The Deceptrices
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 4. La Dernieere Lettre
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 5. Bilder hohnen
6 Melodies, Op. 6: No. 6. Des Hommes jouent
Duo for Cello and Piano, Op. 23: I. Allegro risoluto
Duo for Cello and Piano, Op. 23: II. Adagio -
Duo for Cello and Piano, Op. 23: III. Allegretto amabile
3 Poems, Op. 92: No. 1. Son de cloche
3 Poems, Op. 92: No. 2. Air
3 Poems, Op. 92: No. 3. Soleil
3 Poemes, Op. 73: No. 1. La nuit est ma nudite
3 Poemes, Op. 73: No. 2. La lie, l'epuisement d'un coeur horrible
3 Poemes, Op. 73: No. 3. Le bois dans ta dechirure
4 Lieder, Op. 86: No. 1. Augenblicke
4 Lieder, Op. 86: No. 2. In den Gerauschen
4 Lieder, Op. 86: No. 3. Deine Augen im Arm
4 Lieder, Op. 86: No. 4. Du warst mein Tod
2 Settings, Op. 71: No. 1. The Sick Rose
2 Settings, Op. 71: No. 2. Never Seek to Tell Thy Love
Violin Concerto, Op. 50
Applause
Serenade, Op. 38: I. Praeludium: Allegro moderato
Serenade, Op. 38: II. Lied, "Hor es klagt die Flote wieder"
Serenade, Op. 38: III. Intermezzo: Allegro vivo
Serenade, Op. 38: IV. Arie, "An Luise Hensel"
Serenade, Op. 38: V. Finale: Marsch - Melodram - Coda, "Halfte des Lebens"
Marijuana, variations non serieuses, Op. 54
Motifs, Op. 74
Petite suite, Op. 75: I. Allemande: Andantino
Petite suite, Op. 75: II. Choral: Adagio
Petite suite, Op. 75: III. Sarabande: Mesto
Petite suite, Op. 75: IV. Gigue: Prestissimo
Chanson dada, Op. 76b
Suite, Op. 81: I. Lento
Suite, Op. 81: II. Poco adagio
Suite, Op. 81: III. Allegretto
Suite, Op. 81: IV. Andantino
Suite, Op. 81: V. Prestissimo
Suite, Op. 81: VI. Quasi recitativo - Allegro vivace
3 Intermezzi, Op. 87: No. 1. Allegretto grazioso
3 Intermezzi, Op. 87: No. 2. Adagio, poco mosso
3 Intermezzi, Op. 87: No. 3. Allegro appassionato

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