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Herz: Concertos; Orchestral Works

Herz: Concertos; Orchestral Works

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Maria Herz, nee Bing, was born in 1878 in Cologne. By the 1920s, she became to be recognized as a dynamic element of the contemporary music scene. New music's 'chief theoretician', Theodor W. Adorno, became interested in her works and their style, which was rooted in Late Romanticism and aimed at Modernism by way of Expressionism, New Objectivity, and Neo-Baroque, all while retaining it's playful, charming air. She was close to a veritable Who's-Who of contemporary musicians, including the Budapest String Quartett, Gregor Piatigorsky, Emanuel Feuermann, Hermann Abendroth, Otto Klemperer, and Hans Rosbaud. In her lifetime, only five songs (1910) and a transcription of Bach's Chaconne for string quartet (1927) were published, but all her 30 orchestral works, solo concertos, chamber music pieces, and art songs have survived in manuscripts. The Nazis seized her family's assets and forced Maria Herz to emigrate, first to England, and, after the war, to the United States where she lived with her children and died in 1950, in New York.
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Product Description:


  • Release Date: May 17, 2024


  • UPC: 845221055107


  • Catalog Number: C5510


  • Label: Capriccio New Releases


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Maria Herz


  • Performer: Oliver Triendl, Konstanze Von Gutzeit, Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin