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WOLPE: The Man from Midian / Violin Sonata

In his early career as a composer, Berlin-born Stefan Wolpe espoused social causes and wrote songs on revolutionary themes. With the rise of Nazism he moved to Palestine, where he taught musical theory at the Jerusalem Conservatory. His music of this period was the result ofan encounter between European cultural and historical ideas and Middle Eastern melodies and structures, as can be heard in his score for the ballet The Man from Midian. Wolpe described his Sonata for Violin and Piano, written after he had taken American citizenship, as ‘one of the first pieces which show my personal liberation’.

Wolpe, Stefan

  The Man from Midian
1.   Part I: Overture 00:01:25
2.   Part I: Serfdom Lamentation 00:01:13
3.   Part I: Mother Conceives Child 00:01:17
4.   Part I: Pharaoh's Daughter Bathes in the Nile, finds the Baby 00:02:24
5.   Part I: Procession 00:02:28
6.   Part I: Pet of the Court - Political Intrigue 00:03:05
7.   Part I: Moses Among the Workers 00:01:13
8.   Part I: Moses Buries the Taskmaster in the Sand 00:03:13
9.   Part II: Conversation with God 00:02:54
10.   Part II: Moses meets Aaron - Command of Moses for the Waters 00:01:19
11.   Part II: March Through the Red Sea 00:03:39
12.   Part II: Restlessness 00:01:04
13.   Part II: Aaron's Desperation 00:00:52
14.   Part II: Joshua's Pleading 00:00:19
15.   Part II: Bacchanal 00:00:31
16.   Part II: Return of Moses - Breaking of Tablets - Moses Falls on the Arms of Joshua 00:01:10
17.   Part II: Moses Walks Among the People - Commands Some to be Killed 00:01:06
18.   Part II: Gathering of People 00:02:42
  Violin Sonata
19.   I. Un poco allegro 00:06:24
20.   II. Andante appassionato 00:07:55
21.   III. Lento - Scherzo 00:03:28
22.   IV. Allegretto deciso 00:09:14

Total Playing Time: 00:58:55

Wolpe, Stefan

Bryn-Julson, Phyllis; Fleezanis, Jorja; Grant, Cameron; Ohlsson, Garrick

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559265

Barcode: 636943926529

Physical Release: 02/2007

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