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TOCH: Piano Quintet / Violin Sonata No. 2 / Burlesken / 3 Impromptus

    
      

 



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TOCH: Piano Quintet / Violin Sonata No. 2 / Burlesken / 3 Impromptus

Since 1997 Spectrum Concerts Berlin has made an important contribution to the growing recognition and appreciation of Ernst Toch’s unique musical voice. One of the most neglected 20th-century composers, and a noted teacher and writer on musical composition, Toch was a selftaught modernist who learned music’s fundamentals from the Mozart string quartets. This rare recording of Toch’s solo and chamber music features the powerful and defiantly vivid Piano Quintet (1938), written in Hollywood following the composer’s escape to the USA, and the poignantly melancholy Violin Sonata No. 2 (1928), a product of Toch’s Berlin years when his music was regularly performed to appreciative audiences.


Toch, Ernst

  Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 44
1.   Play with flash player I. Trotzig, ansturmend 00:06:35
2.   Play with flash player II. Intermezzo: Tanzerisch – grazios (Allegretto) 00:02:54
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro giusto 00:03:47
  Burlesken, Op. 31
4.   Play with flash player No. 1. Gemachlich 00:04:20
5.   Play with flash player No. 2. Lebhaft 00:03:15
6.   Play with flash player No. 3. Der Jongleur: Muito vivo (Sehr lebhaft) 00:01:53
  3 Impromptus, Op. 90c
7.   Play with flash player No. 1. Andante cantabile 00:02:58
8.   Play with flash player No. 2. Allegretto grazioso 00:01:38
9.   Play with flash player No. 3. Adagio, con espressione 00:04:35
  Piano Quintet, Op. 64
10.   Play with flash player I. The Lyrical Part: Allegro non troppo 00:13:23
11.   Play with flash player II. The Whimsical Part 00:05:46
12.   Play with flash player III. The Contemplative Part: Adagio 00:10:34
13.   Play with flash player IV. The Dramatic Part 00:07:19

Total Playing Time: 01:08:57




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