Evening Concert

Rachmaninov’s “Elegiac” Piano Trio and “Forbidden Music: Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis”


Tonight at 7:00 on the Evening Concert on WILL FM-90.9 you’ll hear Tchaikovsky’s “Sentimental Waltz” and Rachmaninoff’s “Elegiac Piano Trio” on the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. At 8:00 it’s “Song: Mirror of the World” Episode 10: “Forbidden Music: Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis”.

Sunday March 5: Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS 15-23)

Russian Sentiment

Tchaikovsky: Valse Sentimentale, Op. 51, No. 6 Julie Albers, Cello; Alessio Bax, piano

Rachmaninov: Trio élégiaque in D minor for Piano, Violin, and Cello, Op. 9 Alessio Bax, piano, Elmar Oliveira, violin; Paul Watkins, cello


Song: Mirror of the World (with Thomas Hampson) (Ep. 10/13)

Forbidden Music, Silenced Voices  

Germany was the land of classical music’s most glorious achievements, but when Hitler came to power, he banned everything written by Jews. That included acknowledged masters like Mendelssohn and Mahler, and musicians whose reputations never recovered, like Karl Goldmark. Also on the list were promising composers forced to flee, such as Alexander Zemlinsky, and those who were murdered, including Pavel Haas and Viktor Ullmann.

Writer: Michael Haas, author of Forbidden Music: The Jewish Composers Banned by the Nazis

Kurt Weill: "Es regnet" Brigitta Fassbander, mezzo-soprano; Cord Garben, piano. Harmonia Mundi France
Hans Schreker: "O Glocken, bose Glocken" Hermine Haselbock, soprano; Russel Ryan, piano. Bridge 9259
Alexander Zemlinsky: "Harlem Tanzerin" Hans Peter Blochwitz, tenor; Cord Garben, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 427 328
Felix Mendelssohn: "Auf Flugeln des Gesanges" Thomas Hampson, baritone; Wolfram Rieger, piano. Orfeo d'Or 708061
Friedrich Silcher: "Die Lorelei" Peter Schreier, tenor; Konrad Ragossnig, guiat. Berlin Classics 10192
Karl Goldmark: "Magische Tone"(Queen of Sheba) Nicolai Gedda, tenor; Bavarian State Opera Orchestra, Heinrich Bender, conductor. Warner Classics 56095
Gustav Mahler: "Rheinlegendchen" (Des Knaben Wunderhorn) Thomas Hampson, baritone; Geoffrey Parsons, piano. Teldec 174726
Karl Weigl: "Zum Einschlafen" Wolfgran Holzmair, baritone; Therese Lindquist, piano. Col Legno 60024
Arnold Schonberg: "Hain in diesen Paradiesen" (Book of the Hanging Gardens) Brigitte Fassbander, mezzo soprano; Aribert Reimann, piano. EMI Classics 829682
Anton Webern: "Im Windesweben" Christiane Oelze, soprano; Erich Schneider, piano. Deutsche Grammophon 457 6372 or 447 103
Hanns Eisler: "Solidaritatslied" Ernst Busch, baritone; The Studio Orchestra, Hanns Eisler, conductor Berlin Classics 9230
George Antheil: "Ballet Mecanique" University of Massachusetts Lowell Percussion Ensemble EMF Media [ASIN] B00004Y6MX
Ernst Toch: "Geographical Fugue" Turtle Creek Chorale, Timothy Seelig, conductor. Reference Recordings 61
Wilhelm Grosz: "Das Lied der Bau,wollpacker" (Afrika Songs, Op. 29) Jake Gardner, bass; Matrix Ensemble, Robert Ziegler, cond.
Mischa Spoliansky: "The Lavender Song" Ute Lemper, singer; Matrix Ensemble, Robert Ziegler, conductor. Decca 452 849
Kurt Weill: "Moritat - Ballad of Mack the Knife" (Three Penny Opera) Harald Paulsen, singer; Haller Revue Jazz Orchestra, Hans Schindler, conductor. Capriccio 10346
Ernst Krenek: "Unser Wein" Hermann Prey, baritone; Ernst Krenerk, piano. Philips Classics 442 706-2
Pavel Haas: "I heard the cry of the wild geese" (Four Songs on Chinese Poetry) Petr Matuszek, baritone; Ales Kanka, piano. Supraphon [ASIN] B000000353R
Viktor Ullmann: "Abendphantasie" Christiane Oelze, soprano; Erich Schneider, piano. Capriccio C71062