GÜNTER RAPHAEL (1903-1960): Volume 3 - Sonatine for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 65/3 (Franz Klein [clarinet], Wolfgang Sawallisch [piano]. Sept. 10, 1963), Sonatine for Oboe and Harp, Op. 65/2 (Alfred Sous [oboe], Charlotte Cassedanne [harp]. Oct. 14, 1976), Divertimento for Saxophone and Cello, Op. 74 (Emil Manz [sax], Karl Heinz Mommer [cello]. 1955), Viola Sonata No. 3 in D, Op. 80 (Georg Schmid [viola], Hans Altmann [piano]. May 30, 1959), 3 Stücke in C Sharp for Cello and Piano (Thomas Blees [cello], Eckart Sellheim [piano]. June 29, 1966), Sonata for Solo Bassoon, Op. 46/9 (Emil Schamberger.. Feb. 20, 1964), Bassoon Sonata (Werner Mauruschat [bassoon], Wilhelm Neuhaus [piano]. May 12, 1969), Récitatif for Saxophone and Piano (Fred Thürmer [sax], Neuhaus [piano]. Oct. 5, 1976).
Catalogue Number: 01O051
Reference: VKJK 1220
Description: These works are from 1946 to 1958 when Raphael was evolving from his middle period into his late period when he stopped writing almost anything for more than two or three instruments and often used woodwinds. In addition, beginning here with the viola sonata of 1954, he used twelve-tone theory although, as with many of his more independently-minded colleagues, you would often never know it from casual listening. Quite enjoyable, often with quirky melodic or rhythmic turns, these late chamber works are more than meet the eye upon seeing their titles.