MÁTYÁS SEIBER (1905-1960): Divertimento* for Clarinet and String Quartet, Andante Pastorale for Clarinet and Piano, 3 Morgensternlieder for Soprano and Clarinet, Introduction and Allegro for Clarinet Cello and Piano*, The Owl and the Pussycat for Soprano, Violin and Guitar, More Nonsense for Soprano, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Violin and Guitar*, Serenade for Wind Sextet. * - First Recordings.
Catalogue Number: 09T044
Description: Most of this music is from Seiber’s twenties, well before his emigration to England and is packed with a youthful insouciance: tumbling over each other are wit, a cartoon-like energy and the odd insertion of a bit of quiet meditation characterized by sudden changes of dynamics, tone and texture, Hungarian rhythms reminding us that he was a student of Kodály (especially in the 1925 sextet) or was that jazz (he was the first professor of jazz in history)? No texts. Kilian Herold (clarinet), Sarah Maria Sun (soprano), Nicholas Rimmer (piano) and other artists.