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Heritage Chamber

The Emanuel Feuermann Edition

The Emanuel Feuermann EditionHTGCD401 – 5060332660438

The first Heritage release to re-issue material from the Pearl catalogue. This 4 CD set brings together the complete English Columbia recordings and rare, early German Parlophone recordings of Emanuel Feuermann. Feuermann is the cellist’s cellist par excellence, and many would claim him as the greatest of the century. He did not however, in his lifetime, make the headway he deserved, partly because he died at such an early age and partly because he was forever overshadowed by the colossal figure of Pablo Caslas. This edition includes extensive biographical and discographical notes – an illuminating package which provides an invaluable overview of one of the most talented string players ever to have graced the stage.

‘This is an essential CD for all admirers of Dickinson’s eclectic style of composition in particular, and for approachable, sometimes challenging, but always enjoyable ‘modern’ music, in general.’
– John France, MusicWeb International, April 2016

‘Highly recommended.’
– R. James Tobin, Classical Net, April 2016

‘All of Feuermann’s recordings are remarkable… indispensable’
– American Record Guide

Track Listing

CD1
The English Columbia Recordings Volume 1
Haydn Concerto in D Major (Cadenzas by Klengel)

  1. Allegro moderato 13.49
  2. Adagio 5.20
  3. Allegro 5.04
  4. Symphony Orchestra, Dr. Malcolm Orchestra (conductor)
    (Recorded 16/11/35. Mats CAX 7676-83; LX 8227-30)

  5. Beethoven Variations on a theme from Mozart’s ‘Die Zauberflote’, G. 158 8.25
  6. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 7/34. Mats CAX 7216/7; LX 331)
    Schubert Sonata in A Minor, D. 821 ‘Arpeggione’

  7. Allegro moderato 7.09
  8. Adagio – Allegretto 11.14
  9. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 29/6/37. Mats CAX 8009-13; LX 8382-4)

  10. Chopin Nocturne in E Flat, Op. 9 No. 2 4.17
  11. with piano accompaniment
    (Recorded 1937. Mats 55142; LX 8382)

  12. Chopin Valse in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2 3.26
  13. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CA 14597; LB 18)

  14. Sgambati: Serenata Napoletanata 3.13
  15. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CA 14598; LB 18)

  16. Gluck Melodie from ‘Orphee’ 3.07
  17. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CAX 7218; LX 8172)
     
    Total time: 65.04

 
CD2
The English Columbia Recordings Volume 2
Brahms Sonata No.1 in E minor, Op. 38

  1. Allegro ma non troppo 9.02
  2. Allegretto quasi Menuetto – Trio 4.29
  3. Allegro 5.53
  4. Theo van der Pas (piano)
    (Recorded 7/34. Mats CAX 7211-15; LX 8172-74)
    Beethoven Serenade in D Major, Op. 8 for Violin, Viola and Cello

  5. Marcia (Allegro) – Adagio – Menuetto – Trio and Coda – Adagio – Scherzo – Adagio – Allegretto alla Polacca – Theme: Variations 1,2,3,4 – Allegro – Andante quasi Allegretto – Marcia (Allegro) 24.43
  6. Szymon Goldberg (violin), Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1934. Mats CAX 7067-72; LX 354-6)
    Reger Suite for Unaccompanied Cello in G Major, Op. 131c/1

  7. Praeludium (Vivace) 4.04
  8. Adagio 7.26
  9. Fuge (Allegro) 3.24
  10. (Recorded 2/39. Mats CAX 8439-2; LX 817/8)

  11. Mendelssohn Spring Song, Op. 62 No. 6 2.22
  12. Wolfgang Rebner (piano)
    (Recorded 4/36. Mats M 201722; Japanese Col. S 63)

  13. Schumann Traumerei (Kinderszenen Op. 15, No. 7) 2.59
  14. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats M 55143; DX 855)

  15. Bach/Gounod Ave Maria 3.30
  16. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats M 55144; DX 855)

  17. Drigo Serenade (Les Millions d’Arlequin) 3.13
  18. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17338; DB 1866)

  19. Cui Orientale (Kaleidoscope, Op. 50 No. 9) 2.43
  20. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17338; DB 1860)

  21. Rimsky-Korsakov Hindu Song (Sadko) 2.56
  22. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17339; DB 1866)
     
    Total time: 76.46

 
CD 3
The English Columbia Recordings Volume 3

  1. Hindemith Sonata for Unaccompanied Cello, Op. 25 No. 3 8.13
  2. (Recorded 1/34. Mats CAX 7076/7; USA Col. 69001-D)

  3. Hindemith Scherzo for Viola and Cello 3.20
  4. Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1/34. Mats CA 14295; DB 1789)
    Hindemith Second String Trio (1933)

  5. Massig, Schnell 7.41
  6. Lebhaft 6.30
  7. Langsam 8.29
  8. Szymon Goldberg (violin), Paul Hindemith (viola)
    (Recorded 1/34. Mats CAX 7061-6; LX 31133)
    Beethoven Sonata in A Major, Op. 69

  9. Allegro man non tanto 9.10
  10. Scherzo (Allegro molto) 3.15
  11. Adagio cantabile – Allegro vivace 7.02
  12. Myra Hess (piano)
    (Recorded 6/37. Mats CAX 8004-8; USA Col. 69081-3-D)

  13. Weber Andantino (Konzertstuck, Op. 79) 4.23
  14. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 12/36. Mats CAX 7905; LX 8336)

  15. Albeniz Tango, Op. 165 No. 2 2.15
  16. Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded 2/8/39. Mats CA 17340; DB 1860)

  17. Saint-Saens Le Cygne (Le Carnival des Animaux, No. 13) 2.17
  18. Michael Taube (piano)
    Gerald Moore (piano)
    (Recorded c. 1930. Mats 2-20756; Japan Col. W 243)
     
    Total time: 62.37

There is a pitch fluctuation on the original recording at the beginning of Track 10 which has unfortunately been impossible to rectify.
 
CD 4
The Young Feuermann: rare, early German Parlophone recordings
Dvorak Cello Concerto in B Minor, Op. 104

  1. Allegro 11.58
  2. Adagio ma non troppo 10.22
  3. Allegro moderato 10.29
  4. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Michael Taube (conductor)
    (Recorded 5/28 {Movements 1&2}, 10/29 {Movement 3}. Mats W2-207/48-53/LS-221582-4; Parl. E 10856-60)

  5. Bruch Kol Nidrei, Op. 47  8.26
  6. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Frieder Weissmann (conductor)
    (Recorded 1930. Mats. 2-21649/50; Fr. Parl. 59.101)
    Haydn Cello Concerto in D Major, Op. 101

  7. Adagio 3.27
  8. Rondo 3.21
  9. Berlin State Opera Orchestra, Frieder Weissmann (conductor)
    (Recorded 21/12/21. Mats. unknown; Parl. P 1298)

  10. Popper Serenade, op. 54 No. 2 3.31
  11. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20215; Ger. Parl. 9123)

  12. Saint-Saens Allegro appassionato, Op. 43 3.15
  13. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20218; Parl. E. 10594)

  14. Sarasate Zigeunerweisen Part I, Op. 20 No. 1 3.43
  15. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20217; Ger. Parl. P 9110)

  16. Granados Danse Espagnole, Op. 37 No. 5 3.34
  17. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 10/29. Mats. W2-20757; Parl. E 10838)

  18. Giordani Caro mio ben 3.25
  19. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 10/29. Mats. W2-20754; Ger. Parl. P 9270)

  20. Valensin Minuet 2.49
  21. Michael Taube (piano)
    (Recorded 4/27. Mats. W2-20220; Parl. E 10860)

  22. Popper Hungarian Rhapsody, Op. 68
  23. with orchestra, Michael Taube (conductor)
    (Recorded c. 1924. Mats. Bn 2-8761/2; Parl. E 10505)
     
    Total time: 76.49