Erich Korngold: Vier Walzer für Klavier;
Eric Zeisl: 8 Klavierstücke „November”;
Ernst Toch: Scherzo in h-moll, op. 11; Profile Nr. 3 op. 68; Der Jongleur, Burleske op. 31 Nr. 3;
Arnold Schoenberg: Sechs kleine Stücke op. 19;
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Cielo di settembre op. 1; I Naviganti; Fandango. Eric Le Van, Piano.
A co-production of Bayerischer Rundfunk (Radio Bavaria) and Music & Arts. [DDD] Total Time: 68:18. UPC # 0-1768512712-0.
BUZZ: Undaunted by their difficult fates and journeys, five Jewish refugee composers in Los Angeles – Castelnuovo-Tedesco from Italy, and Korngold, Schoenberg, Toch and Zeisl from Austria – produced a wealth of piano repertoire. In this survey of these long neglected works, Eric Le Van introduces listeners to unusual music that has rarely if ever seen the light of day, and which deserves far greater attention. All but the Schoenberg piece are world premiere recordings.