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Stefan Wolpe in Jerusalem 1934-1938 [SOLD OUT]


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(BTR 0402, CD only) Price: 80 NIS P&P: 25 NIS Total: 105 NIS

This CD marks a cooperative effort among institutions in Israel, USA, Canada and Germany: Feher Jewish Music Center of Beit Hatfutsot, Mode Records, the Wolpe Society, West German Radio and ensemble recherche. It features five works, three of them in world premiere recordings.
In 1931, Stefan Wolpe escaped from the growing Nazi threat and settled, eventually, in 1934 in Jerusalem, where he began to teach composition and to direct the choir at the Palestine Conservatoire. His extraordinary musical gifts, fierce energy and optimistic spirit were admired by his friends and students. Resistance toward the music he composed, which was at the forefront of modernism, caused him in 1938 to leave the country and settle in New York. The CD features works written by Wolpe during his stay in Jerusalem.
The CD is accompanied by a 48-page 4-lingual booklet, including an article on Wolpe’s sojourn in Jerusalem, and notes on each of compositions.



1         Passacaglia*

für grosses Orchester, op. 23 (1937)
WDR Sinfonieorchester; Johannes Kalitzke, cond.  

2-7     Bühnenmusik zu Molière’s Le malade imaginaire*

for flute, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass (1934)
ensemble recherche; Werner Herbers, cond. 

8-10    Drei kleinere Kanons

for viola and cello, op. 24a (1936)
ensemble recherche   

11-14    Suite im Hexachord

for oboe and clarinet, op. 24b (1936)
ensemble recherche  

15-18     Konzert für neun Instrumente*

for clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, cello and piano, op.22 (1933-1937)
ensemble recherche; Werner Herbers, cond.  


* World premiere recording


Price: 80 NIS

P&P: 25 NIS

Total: 105 NIS


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