STEFAN WOLPE (1902-1972): Oboe Sonata, ERNST KRENEK (1900-1991): 4 Stücke for Oboe and Piano, HANS ERICH APOSTEL (1901-1972): Sonatine for Solo Oboe, Op. 39a, NIKOS SKALKOTTAS (1904-1949): Concertino for Oboe and Piano, FRANK MICHAEL BEYER (b.1928): Nachtstück for Oboe and Piano, FRIEDRICH GOLDMANN (b.1941): Oboe Sonata.
Catalogue Number: 03I072
Reference: 67 183
Description: Skalkottas (1939) kind of blends Schoenberg with Stravinsky, intriguingly enough while Krenek, in 1966, looks back at the same pre-World War II avant-garde. Wolpe's sonata (c.1938) is the longest work here, giving a good example of his "stationary music" - polyphony in which nothing develops in linear fashion but rather consists of different events continuing to occur simultaneously. Beyer and Goldmann (1993 and 1980) provide examples of East German avant-garde while Apostle's dodecaphonic solo piece from 1968 represents a conservative Austrian version thereof. Burkhard Glaetzner (oboe), Hansjacob Staemmler (piano).