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Kammersymphonie Berlin & Jurgen Bruns – Schelb: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Kammersymphonie Berlin & Jürgen Bruns – Schelb: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:03:29 minutes | 625 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Toccata Classics

Josef Schelb (1894–1977) is one of the better-kept secrets of German music. His output was substantial: he lost most of his early music in a bombing raid in 1942 but, as if to make up for lost time, wrote some 150 more works after that, in the tonally liberated, quasi-Expressionist contrapuntal tradition of Hindemith and Hartmann; Bartók was an important influence, too. These three concertos show him at his most engaging: the contrapuntal craftsmanship that drives the music forward is deployed with a light and nimble touch, and passages of touching delicacy contrast with others where a lively sense of humour comes bubbling up to the surface.

01. Schelb: Piano Concerto: I. Straff bewegt
02. Schelb: Piano Concerto: II. Ruhige Achtel
03. Schelb: Piano Concerto: III. Sehr lebhaft
04. Schelb: Viola Concerto: I. Allegro moderato
05. Schelb: Viola Concerto: II. Andante tranquillo
06. Schelb: Viola Concerto: III. Molto vivace
07. Schelb: Cor anglais Concerto: I. Allegretto
08. Schelb: Cor anglais Concerto: II. Lento
09. Schelb: Cor anglais Concerto: III. Vivace


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