Ullmann: Piano Concerto, Piano Sonata & Variations Op. 3a / Ernst, Feltz, Dortmunder Phil

Release Date: 5/5/2017
Label: Capriccio
Catalog Number: C5294
Composer: Viktor Ullmann
Performer: Moritz Ernst
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
With the biography of Viktor Ullmann, a prominent individual fate in musical history stands out drastically from the anonymity of the millions of victims the Nazi regime exacted in the course of its attempted obliteration of individual minorities and particularly the mass extermination of the Jewish population in its sphere of influence. It can be only roughly surmised what striking musical movement was thus practically completely destroyed and was hence unable to continue its thrilling development into the second half of the 20th century. It was during these consistently difficult periodes that the Piano Concerto and Piano Sonata No. 7 have been composed, which demonstrates how clearly Ullmann was able to separate external circumstances and his musical imagination.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano, Op. 25 by Viktor Ullmann
Performer: Moritz Ernst (Piano)
Conductor: Gabriel Feltz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1940 ; Prague, Czech Republ
2. Sonata for Piano no 7 by Viktor Ullmann
Performer: Moritz Ernst (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1944 ; Terezín
3. Variations and double Fugue on a theme of Arnold Schönberg, Op. 3a by Viktor Ullmann
Performer: Moritz Ernst (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1925 ;
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