Einem: Concerto For Orchestra
Gottfried von Einem was one of those great composer personalities that played a major role in rebuilding the waste of the Austrian music scene after 1945, following the devastating cultural policies of Austrofascism, which were above all hostile to modern trends, and even more so those of the Nazis. We owe Einem not least his rescue of the note material of many works by banned colleagues from destruction. Catchy thematic and melodic ideas, sharply accentuated rhythm, strong gestural and dance-like energy and a pronounced feeling for differentiated timbres determined Gottfried von Einem’s musical diction at an early age, features he retained throughout his life. On this release, the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin explores some of Einem’s finest compositions.