FELIX WOYRSCH (1860-1944): Piano Trio, Op. 65, 4 Lieder, Op. 2, RUBIN GOLDMARK (1872-1936): Piano Trio, Op. 1.
Catalogue Number: 05S035
Reference: 555 122-2
Description: Woyrsch’s trio is a late work from 1919, built on the German Romantic foundations of motivic and contrapuntal working, in the tradition of Brahms but with the composer’s own little individual harmonicand referential surprises while his four songs - two with violin and piano accompaniment and two with cello and piano, acknowledging an extant Romantic option used sparinglt by composers of the Romantic period - are finely crafted settings of Heine (three) and Lenau from 1884. This Goldmark was born in New York City and had a career as both composer and teacher of, among others, Copland and Gershwin. He was Karl Goldmark’s nephew and his 1892 trio is in the Schumann-Brahms line, notable for its melodic invention and solid, smooth craftsmanship. German-English texts. Carolina Ullrich (soprano), Hyperion Trio.