Schelb: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2: Three Concertos / Blome, Zickgraf, Wollenweber, Bruns, Kammersymphonie Berlin

Release Date: 6/4/2021
Label: Toccata
Catalog Number: TOCC0604
Composer: Josef Schelb
Conductor: Jürgen Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 63 Minutes

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Josef Schelb (1894–1977) is one of the better-kept secrets of German music. His output was substantial: he lost most of his early music in a bombing raid in 1942 but, as if to make up for lost time, wrote some 150 more works after that, in the tonally liberated, quasi-Expressionist contrapuntal tradition of Hindemith and Hartmann; Bartók was an important influence, too. These three concertos show him at his most engaging: the contrapuntal craftsmanship that drives the music forward is deployed with a light and nimble touch, and passages of touching delicacy contrast with others where a lively sense of humour comes bubbling up to the surface.

Works on This Recording
1. Piano Concerto by Josef Schelb
Performer: Tatjana Blome (Piano)
Conductor: Jürgen Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
Written: 1949 ;
2. Viola Concerto No. 2 by Josef Schelb
Performer: Sarina Zickgraf (Viola)
Conductor: Jürgen Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
Written: 1956 ;
3. Cor Anglais Concerto by Josef Schelb
Performer: Dominik Wollenweber (Cor anglais)
Conductor: Jürgen Bruns
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
Written: 1970 ;
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