Schulhoff: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 - Piano Concerto
Leipziger Streichquartett; Zoon, Jacques; Petersen Quartet; Kluttig, Roland; Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin; Conlon, James; Zichner, Frank-Immo; Kimstedt, Rainer Johannes; Babinsky, Margarete; Eschenburg, Hans-Jakob; Wykydal, Andreas; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Sanderling, Michael; Muck, Conrad; Lettberg, Maria
As an internationally successful pianist and composer, Erwin Schulhoff was one of the most important Czech artists in the first half of the 20th century. For the last twentyfive years, his works have been being rediscovered, and it goes to show that without him, a facet of the music of the 20th century would be missing. Not only did he abhor mainstream, but, like a sponge, he absorbed all musical currents of his time, and thus became a polystylist. For the first time now available in a single extensive release you'll find this enormous diversity of his musically work. The early piano pieces and string quartets, the symphonies and finally his Jazz Improvisations shows how tricky he played with the different genres and trends of his time.