RICHARD STÖHR (1874-1967): Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 - Concert im alten Stil for Strings, Piano and Percussion, Op. 68, Suite No. 2 in A Minor for String Orchestra, Op. 120.
Catalogue Number: 05X004
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0468
Description: These two works for string orchestra were composed on either side of the flight of the Viennese composer from occupied Austria to the USA, and from prominence and danger to liberty and obscurity, and they reflect the change in his circumstances: the Concerto in the Old Style (1937) is expansive, witty, energetic and endlessly good-natured, whereas the Second Suite is introspective, understated and deeply felt. These first recordings allow the discovery of two major additions to the repertoire for strings; the Second Suite (1947) is also one of the last grand statements of late Romanticism. Agnieszka Kopacka (piano), Sinfonia Varsovia; Ian Hobson.