HANS WINTERBERG (1901-1991): Chamber Music, Vol. 1 - Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Harpsichord (+ alternate version with piano), Suite for Clarinet and Piano, Cello Sonata, Wind Quintet.
Catalogue Number: 11U053
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0491
Description: A survivor of the Terezín concentration camp, where he had been interned as a Czech Jew, after the war, Winterberg settled in Munich as a German citizen, and his music enjoyed a number of broadcasts – but after his death, his estate disappeared into the vaults of the Sudeten German Music Institute, where it was placed under embargo, emerging only in 2015. This first recording of his music reveals an unusual and individual voice, an idiosyncratic blend of Stravinsky, Janáček and Hindemith, with touches of Poulenc, often expressed with brittle humor and rhythmic verve. Arizona Wind Quintet, Theodore Buchholz (cello), Rex Woods (harpsichord, piano), Tannis Gibson, Alexander Tentser (piano).