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Friedrich Cerha
Franz Schreker


Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra
Peter Eötvös conductor
 
Friedrich Cerha (*1926)

Konzert für Violoncello und Orchester (1989/1996)
für Heinrich Schiff in Freundschaft

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Franz Schreker (1878-1934)

Kammersymphonie in einem Satz

Herrn Präsidenten Dr. Carl Ritter von Wiener verehrungsvollst zugeeignet

Recorded September 2003
ECM New Series 1887
 
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Cellist Heinrich Schiff delivers a transcendent performance of a cello concerto dedicated to him “in friendship” by Austria’s great composer Friedrich Cerha (born 1926). Cerha’s special combination of stylistic conviction and expressive diversity, much in evidence here, has been attributed to his intense involvement with the Second Vienna School (he is still best known for completing Act 3 of Berg’s ‘Lulu’) . Under Peter Eötvös’s direction the Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra explore the variegated textures of Cerha’s concerto and also the rich colours of the Chamber Symphony in One Movement by Franz Schreker (1878-1934).