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Music in Exile: Chamber Works by Paul Ben-Haim

Music In Exile: Chamber Works By Paul Ben Haim


The Chandos label's Music in Exile series takes note of the centrality of exile in the lives of musicians of the 20th century. Paul Ben-Haim, born Paul Frankenburger in Germany, certainly fills the bill, having fled Nazi rule in 1933 and settled in what was then British Palestine. He later became a major figure in the Israeli classical music scene, and his music gradually took on a more Jewish or generally Middle Eastern character. The first piece on this program, the Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 4, was written while Ben-Haim was still in Germany and had no thought of leaving, shows no traces of this process and is probably the strongest work on the program. It is a chamber work in the idiom of Richard Strauss, with broad heroic themes almost immediately dissolving into extreme chromatic complications. It's a stirring youthful work with which chamber groups would do well to familiarize themselves. The rest of the program shows Ben-Haim struggling to merge this German language in which he was educated...

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  • UPC: 095115176924
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Track listings

  • 1. Piano Quartet In C Minor, Op. 4: 1. Allegro Moderato, Ma Energico... Stringendo Al Fine
  • 2. Piano Quartet In C Minor, Op. 4: 2. Adagio Molto Espressivo Tempo D'un Marcia Funebre Con Lament
  • 3. Piano Quartet In C Minor, Op. 4: 3. Un Poco Grave... Tempo Giusto Prestissimo
  • 4. Two Landscapes, For Viola & Piano, Op. 27: 1. The Hills Of Judea. Molto Sostenuto E Solenne [ ]
  • 5. Two Landscapes, For Viola & Piano, Op. 27: 2. The Spring. Allegretto Scherzando [ ] Tempo 1
  • 6. Five Pieces For Piano, Op. 34: 4. Canzonetta. Andante Affettuoso Adagio
  • 7. Improvisation & Dance, Op. 30: Molto Rubato Andantino Lusingando Pi— Tranquillo (Come Prima)
  • 8. Improvisation & Dance, Op. 30: Allegro Grazioso Pi— Allegro Largamente, Con Languidezza Sempre
  • 9. Quintet, Op. 31a: 1. Molto Moderato [ ] Tempo 1 Un Poco Pi— Vivo Un Poco Allargando
  • 10. Quintet, Op. 31a: 2. Capriccio. Molto Vivo Un Poco Pi— Tranquillo Ancora Pi— Calmo Tempo 1 (Mo
  • 11. Quintet, Op. 31a: 3. Tema Con Variazione Tema. Sostenuto E Dolce Variazione 1 5
 
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