Hyperion Ensemble: Six to Seven

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0010
EAN Code: 
9120040731816
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
1997
Recording Venue: 
St. Konrad, Abersee
Release: 
February 2012

The string sextet by Erwin Schulhoff and Richard Strauss‘ Metamorphosen are two works that were written as a reaction to personal experience of war. Schulhoff had to serve in the army in Italy and started composing the sextet in 1920 after he returned from war. As an old man, Strauss experienced not only his hometown being destroyed in World War II, but also “his world”.

Erwin Schulhoff
String Sextet (1924)
1.
Allegro risoluto
05:18
2.
Tranquillo (Andante)
06:45
3.
Burlesca. Allegro molto con spirito
03:37
4.
Molto adagio
06:55
Richard Strauss (arr. R. Leopold)
5.
Metamorphosen
27:09
Total Time: 
00:49:02
Genre: 
Chamber Music, Strings
Period: 
20th Century