EGON WELLESZ (1885-1974): Persisches Ballet, Op. 30, Suite for Violin and Chamber Orchestra (Josef Hell [violin]), Satz for Chamber Orchestra, Sommernacht for Chamber Orchestra and Voice, 4 Songs of Return for Soprano and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 85, Ode an die Musik for Baritone and Chamber Orchestra, Op. 92.
Catalogue Number: 12M006
Reference: 777 575
Description: This is avant-garde, experimental Wellesz from the 1920s (Ballet, the suite and the "Movement") and from the late period of his English career (1961 and 1965 for the Four Songs and Ode). Free atonality, dissonant harmonies, thin textures and very economic instrumentation mark all of the pieces while the 1924 "Persian Ballet" also demonstrates how dance rhythms and lyricism can be injected into these musical components. English and German-English texts. Christine Whittlesey (soprano), Adrian Eröd (baritone), Ensemble Kontrapunkte; Peter Keuschnig.