SEM DRESDEN (1881-1957): Sonata for Flute and Harp, PAUL BEN-HAIM (1897-1984): Chamber Music for Flute, Viola and Harp, 3 Songs Without Words for Viola and Harp, Poème for Solo Harp, BERTHOLD GOLDSCHMIDT (1903-1996): Fantasy for Oboe, Cello and Harp.
Catalogue Number: 12T008
Label: Harp & Company
Description: Dresden’s 1918 sonata, the biggest work here, exudes French Impressionism and all three of Ben-Haim’s pieces synthesize Western and Middle Eastern elements. Goldschmidt’s late Fantasy stands apart from its fellows as a muted, melancholy pastorale which relies especially on the plangent, wistful side of the oboe’s personality. Rachel Talitman (harp), Pierre-Henri Xuereb (viola), Marcos Fregnani-Martins (flute), Adren Eble (oboe), Johannes Burghoff (cello).