V1: Orchestral Works

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Label: CPO
Catalog: 555631-2

Elisaveta Blumina Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin

Walter Kaufmann (1907-1984) was among the artists who lost their livelihoods with the founding of the 1000-year Reich and had to find his way in another place. The former pupil of Franz Schreker earned his keep at All India Radio in Bombay, where he was the music director for twelve years and also supplied India's aspiring film industry with soundtracks. He spent his later years as a teacher and composer in the USA. This recording marks Kaufmann's debut release, featuring four tightly structured, mostly playful works, and his vivacious 'Indian Symphony' and the 'Indian Miniatures' may now claim a worthy place in the ranks of renowned 'exotic' works. All works on this CD are first recordings!

Price: $29.98