ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894-1942): Concerto for String Quartet and Wind Ensemble, WV 97, Concerto for Piano and Small Orchestra, Op. 43, WV 66, Concerto Doppio for Flute, Piano, String Orchestra and 2 Horns, WV 89, BEETHOVEN/SCHULHOFF: Rondo a capriccio "Rage over a lost Penny", Op. 129.
Catalogue Number: 08Q052
Description: All rarely recorded Schulhoff although the Concerto Doppio was recently offered on Chandos (11P008). The piano concerto of 1923 is the composer's last Dadaist work but don't let that frighten you - it was totally Dada, dude, for him to go back and forth from late Romaticism to Impressionism to jazz, with siren, car horn, anvil, cowbell, ratchet and laughing-bag (?) added to an already large percussion section. The string quartet concerto reverses the usual numbers and has four strings up against a good-sized wind orchestra; dating from 1930, it's in Schulhoff's later, austere, constructivist style. The orchestration of the famous Beethoven bagatelle was done in 1940 under an alias for a Czech radio station - the only work he could get as a Jew under Nazi occupation. Frank-Immo Zichner (piano), Jaques Zoon (flute), Leipzig String Quartet, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester; Roland Kluttig.