Ullmann: Complete Piano Sonatas (2 CDs)

Catalogue No.: 
pmr 0035
EAN Code: 
9120040730994
Artist(s):
Composer(s):
Recording Date: 
19/20 Nov 2013, 2-4 Apr & 19/20 May 2014
Recording Venue: 
Nydahl Collection, Stockholm/Sweden
Release: 
October 2014

The composer Viktor Ullmann was murdered by the Nazis in Auschwitz in 1942. His seven piano sonatas are amongst the most important piano works of the 20th century. “If the sonatas of Viktor Ullmann feel contemporary to me, it is because it has taken more than half a century for European art music to recover from the impoverishment brought by the ‘cleansing’ cultural and ethnic practices of those times.“ (Michael Tsalka)

CD 1
Piano Sonata No 1, op 10 (1936)
1.
Molto agitato
06:11
2.
Andante (quasi marcia funebre) – In memoriam Gustav Mahler
05:24
3.
Adagio – Presto
04:20
Piano Sonata No 2, op 19 (1939)
4.
Allegro energico e agitato
04:56
5.
Moderato, poco rubato sempre
04:31
6.
Prestissimo
05:00
Piano Sonata No 3, op 26b (1940)
7.
Allegro grazioso, ma agitato
06:24
8.
Scherzo. Allegro violente (prestissimo)
03:59
9.
Variationen über ein Thema von Mozart: Allegro grazioso
10:52
Piano Sonata No 4, op 38 (1941)
10.
Allegro vivace
07:21
11.
Adagio
05:34
12.
Finale. Vivace molto
05:57
CD 2
Piano Sonata No 5, op 45 (1943) (“Von meiner Jugend”)
1.
Allegro con brio
06:34
2.
Andante. Più Adagio
05:49
3.
Toccatina. Vivace
01:06
4.
Serenade. Comodo – Più allegro
04:00
5.
Finale fugato. Allegro molto
04:09
Piano Sonata No 6, op 49a (1943)
6.
Allegro molto – Andante poco adagio
05:10
7.
Allegretto grazioso – Allegro molto
04:00
8.
Presto, ma non troppo
03:15
9.
Allegro molto – Andante poco adagio
03:02
Piano Sonata No 7 (1944)
10.
Allegro. Gemächliche Halbe
04:42
11.
Alla marcia, ben misurato
02:57
12.
Adagio, ma con moto
04:52
13.
Scherzo. Allegretto grazioso
04:15
14.
Variationen und Fuge über ein hebräisches Volkslied
07:30
Total Time: 
02:11:55
Genre: 
Piano
Period: 
20th Century