MAX VREDENBURG (1904-1976): Lamento, DICK KATTENBURG (1919-1944): Viola Sonata, MIECZYSŁAW WEINBERG (1919-1996): Viola Sonata, Op. 28, DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (1906-1975): Viola Sonata, Op. 147.
Catalogue Number: 01U043
Reference: ZEF 9657
Description: The rarities comprise 16 minutes - Kattenburg was picked up in 1944, the year he wrote his single-movement work, during a Nazi sweep and he died in Auschwitz. He tended toward jazz and popular music but this piece has a much more serious character. Vredenburg, being a Jewish artist, fled from the Nazis in 1941 to Indonesia but was there interned in a camp; his Lamento dates from 1953 and is an in memoriam work for his late sister. Ásdis Valdimarsdóttir (viola), Marcel Worms (piano).