EGON WELLESZ (1885-1974): 5 Miniaturen, Op. 93, NIKOLAI ROSLAVETS (1881-1944): Elégie, Romance, Rêverie, Morgenstimmung, Nocturne, Poème douloureux, Poème lyrique, ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD (1897-1957): 4 pieces from Much Ado About Nothing, Op. 11, ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934-1998): Suite im Alten Stil, REZA NAJFAR (b.1960): Elégie pour une amie.
Catalogue Number: 01T032
Label: Austrian Gramophone
Description: Another recital of music by composers who experienced forms of official harassment at one time or another brings two rarities: Roslavets’ not-so-very-avant-garde pieces - all by one from 1907-10 - have no current competition on CD and Wellesz’ atonal but intensely expressive Miniatures from 1965. The notes tell us nothing about the nature of Iranian-Austrian Nafjar’s oppression but his ten-minute piece is also very expressive and dramatic. Setareh Najfar-Nahvi (violin), Theresia Schumacher (piano).