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TOCH: Tanz-Suite / Cello Concerto


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TOCH: Tanz-Suite / Cello Concerto

Ernst Toch was among the most neglected composers of the 20th century. He was born in Vienna and lived in Berlin from 1929 until he was forced to emigrate in 1933, eventually settling in the United States. However, in the United States Toch’s music did not achieve the level of success it had enjoyed in Europe. The Tanz-Suite and Cello Concerto, written in Mannheim in 1923 and 1924, are the perfect demonstration of how Toch’s music came to terms with all modern musical trends in an idiosyncratic and creative way, without being completely committed to any one. Since the 1990s there has been a gradual revival of interest in Toch’s work, in which Spectrum Concerts Berlin has taken a decisive part.

Toch, Ernst

  Tanz-Suite, Op. 30
1.   I. Ansturmend, ziemlich rasch (Roter Wirbeltanz) 00:04:50
2.   II. Schwer, lastend (Tanz des Grauens) 00:05:55
3.   III. Intermezzo: Fliessende Achtel 00:02:42
4.   IV. Gemessen (Tanz des Schweigens) 00:04:13
5.   V. Intermezzo: Lebhaft 00:02:42
6.   VI. Massige Viertel (Tanz des Erwachens) 00:09:31
  Cello Concerto, Op. 35
7.   I. Allegro assai moderato 00:10:36
8.   II. Agitato 00:03:09
9.   III. Adagio 00:09:32
10.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:04:24

Total Playing Time: 00:57:34

Toch, Ernst

Carroll, Thomas

Spectrum Concerts Berlin

Mitchell, Priya; Oudenweijer, Lars Wouters van den; Poltéra, Christian; Rohde, Hartmut; Schneemann, Marieke; Tummes, Daniel; Watton, Stacey

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559282

Barcode: 636943928226

Physical Release: 10/2006

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