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EXODUS

EXODUS

Release Date : 22 / Jan / 2021
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  1. 01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O.
  2. 02 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – I Ben moderato, ma con passione
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins
  5. 05 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – IV Finale – Allegretto quasi Andante (con grazia)
  6. 06 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – I Grave – Allegretto
  7. 07 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – II Andante religioso (hebraique)
  8. 08 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – III Rondo – Broad – Allegro!
  9. 09 – Korngold Schneeglöckchen aus dem Zyklus 6 einfache Lieder op. 9

Johannes Fleischmann
EXODUS

The Men who shaped Hollywood (Korngold | Zeisl)

Korngold and Zeisl were Viennese composers who escaped the rise of Nazism by journeying to America shortly before the Second World War. Once there, both composers adapted their talents to the world of Hollywood, becoming defining voices in the golden age of Hollywood movie scores.

The Korngold and Zeisl Sonatas are framed by two early Korngold works: ‘Margit’ from the Vier fröhliche Walzer, composed when Korngold was only 14, and Schneeglöckchen, from his 6 Einfache Lieder, Op. 9, on which the composer based the variations of his Violin Sonata’s finale.

The release also boasts an expansive booklet, including insightful essays by Barbara Zeisl Schoenberg explaining the origins of her father’s Brandeis Sonata, and by Zeisl biographer Karin Wagner.

Reviews

FOUR STARS
“… a thoughtfully devised programme of violin sonatas … Spirited Johannes Fleischmann and his equally lively piano partner Magda Amara bring out the best in the fruitcake of a sonata baked in Vienna by the teenage Erich Korngold in 1911. But my ears were refreshed even more by the strength and mounting ethnic flavour of the Brandeis sonata of 1950 by Eric Zeisl … Much to enjoy here, and to discover.”
The Times - Geoff Brown / January 2021

“Fleischmann’s aim in creating this album seems to be as much to document the lives of these two composers as to perform their works. The physical CD contains extensive and well-written liner notes by Fleischmann himself as well as Barbara Zeisl Schoenberg, Jessica Duchen and Karin Wagner. And in premiering the album, Fleischman assembled a panel of experts and historians to discuss the music…”
Violinist.com - Laurie Niles / January 2021

“… an exciting programme…”
Radioklassik - Michael Gmasz /January 2021

“I was performing the Korngold Violin Sonata in California… Zeisl’s daughter, Barbara Zeisl Schoenberg was at the concert… she told me the story of her father and about the Brandeis Sonata…”
BBC Radio 3 In Tune / January 2021

“Magda Amara … is known as one of the best chamber music pianists, with an immense repertoire and a unique sensibility… Günter Haumer’s … voice is the perfect colour for this kind of music…”
Concertonet.com - Antoine Lévy-Leboyer / January 2021

“For Fleischmann, this music not only reflects pain and suffering, but also joie de vivre and courage, as well as hope for the future.”
Falter - Miriam Damev / January 2021

“… the prestigious Viennese violinist Johannes Fleischmann masterfully interprets the Sonata for violin and piano, Op. 6 by Korngold and the ‘Brandeis’ Sonata for Violin and Piano by Eric Zeisl… The Moscow pianist Magda Amara intervenes in the works on this album with great success … The sound of the album, as always in this label, is great”.
La Discoteca de HispaOpera - Pablo Álvarez Siana / 4 March 2021

01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  1. 01 – Korngold Margit aus den Vier kleinen fröhlichen Walzern o. O. // EXODUS
  2. 02 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – I Ben moderato, ma con passione // EXODUS
  3. 03 – Faint light, for ensemble // EXODUS
  4. 04 – 6 stoicheia, for 4 violins // EXODUS
  5. 05 – Korngold Sonate für Violine und Klavier in G-Dur. op. 6 – IV Finale – Allegretto quasi Andante (con grazia) // EXODUS
  6. 06 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – I Grave – Allegretto // EXODUS
  7. 07 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – II Andante religioso (hebraique) // EXODUS
  8. 08 – Zeisl Sonate für Violine und Klavier (Brandeis – Sonate) – III Rondo – Broad – Allegro! // EXODUS
  9. 09 – Korngold Schneeglöckchen aus dem Zyklus 6 einfache Lieder op. 9 // EXODUS