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New release of the “Kurt Albrecht” CD – in stores on 16 September 2020
A Partita for chamber orchestra with references to Bach and Schütz, a symphony for string orchestra and timpani that is full of abrupt rhythms, and a peculiarly dark, romantic Chaconne for violin and piano:
New release of the “Souvenir de Florence” CD – on sale in stores on 28 October 2020
Russian and Czech string sound: The melodic ideas bubble effortlessly and yet are treated in a highly sophisticated manner. Going straight to the heart: Tchaikovsky's slow movement - a [...]
New release of the “Bruckner & Mendelssohn” CD – on sale in stores on 10 February 2021
Pure romanticism: Heartfelt soundscapes are juxtaposed with playful and light-footed virtuosity. Two masterpieces of chamber music. Buy now in the shop
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A Partita for chamber orchestra with references to Bach and Schütz, a symphony for string orchestra and timpani that is full of abrupt rhythms, and a peculiarly dark, romantic Chaconne for violin and piano: these three fundamentally different works from the first half of the 20th century represent the expressive spectrum and compositional signature of their creator. The musical language of Kurt Albrecht (1895 – 1971) was influenced by classical modernism, but at the same time, it was deeply rooted in European musical tradition. The oeuvre of the pianist, organ virtuoso, conductor, and teacher can no longer be fully determined today; numerous manuscripts fell victim to a bombing raid in World War II; only a fraction of the surviving works have been published in print.
Pjotr Iljitsch Tschaikowsky Streichsextett d-Moll, op. 70 „Souvenir de Florence“
The Frielinghaus Ensemble live from the Elbphilharmonie on 8 January 2020. A few days later, the studio recording was made in the Sendesaal Bremen for the CD release.