JÓZEF KOFFLER (1896-1943/4): Complete Piano Works , Vol. 2 - Musique de ballet, Op. 7, 15 Variations d'après une suite de douze sons, Op. 9, Variations sur une valse de Johann Strauss, Op. 23, Chanson slave, 4 Pieces for Children.
Catalogue Number: 11J093
Label: Acte Préalable
Description: The major work here is the set of J. Strauss variations whose boldness, humor and biting wit scandalized reviewers when they were performed in 1936. Koffler spent 1929-41 teaching at the Lvov Conservatory, which was a very bad place for a Polish Jew to be in 1941 and he went into hiding, where he was killed sometime in 1943 or 1944. It is hoped that this little series will help him achieve some of the recognition which Czech Jews murdered in Auschwitz have enjoyed the last two decades. Elzbieta Sternlicht (piano).