Between 1945 and 1960: Albrecht, Schweppe, Seiber Gustav Frielinghaus & Jaan Ots

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Label: KKE Records

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

Artist: Gustav Frielinghaus & Jaan Ots

Composer: Kurt Albrecht (1895-1971), Matyas Seiber, Joachim Schweppe

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  • Mátyás Seiber (1905 - 1960): Sonata for Violin and Piano (1960):
  • 1Seiber: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1960): I. Appasionato e Rapsodico07:00
  • 2Seiber: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1960): II. Grazioso, Danzato04:43
  • 3Seiber: Sonata for Violin and Piano (1960): III. Lento e Rubato06:03
  • Joachim Schweppe (1926 - 1999): Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 (1951):
  • 4Schweppe: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 (1951): I. Maessig Bewegt06:34
  • 5Schweppe: Sonata for Violin and Piano No.1 (1951): II. Langsam und ausdrucksvoll - Sehr Rasch10:41
  • Kurt Albrecht (1885 - 1962): Suite for Violin and Piano (1945):
  • 6Albrecht: Suite for Violin and Piano (1945): I. Praeludium. Allegro Moderato03:59
  • 7Albrecht: Suite for Violin and Piano (1945): II. Capriccio. Lebhaft - Ruhig05:43
  • 8Albrecht: Suite for Violin and Piano (1945): III. Andante. Andante non Troppo07:35
  • 9Albrecht: Suite for Violin and Piano (1945): IV. Scherzo. Allegro - Andante04:46
  • 10Albrecht: Suite for Violin and Piano (1945): V. Finale. Allegro molto - Moderato06:46
  • Total Runtime01:03:50

Info for Between 1945 and 1960: Albrecht, Schweppe, Seiber

Although Kurt Albrecht, Mátyás Seiber and Joachim Schweppe never met and their lives took very different turns, they ultimately appear connected through their contemporaries. National Socialism and the Second World War left their mark on the lives of all three composers:

Seiber's successful work in Germany was brought to an abrupt end by those in power in 1933, and he himself was forced into exile. Kurt Albrecht, who came to terms with the new situation, lost his apartment in a bomb attack towards the end of the war, and the manuscripts of numerous unprinted works were destroyed.

One generation younger, Joachim Schweppe was drafted into the Wehrmacht as a youth and returned from the war wounded. After the end of the war, each of the three composers had to find their way in a time of upheaval and upheaval, but also of the formation of ideological camps in politics and art. All three works seek a connection to traditions of the past, but each of them shows a striving for a personal statement in a modern idiom. Each of the composers, in his own way, answers the questions of a difficult time.

Gustav Frielinghaus, violin
Jaan Ots, piano

Gustav Frielinghaus
was born in Hamburg in 1978. After graduating from high school, he studied violin with Winfried Rüssmann (Hamburg), Igor Ozim (Bern) and Thomas Brandis (Lübeck) as well as chamber music with Walter Levin (Basel) and Günter Pichler (Cologne/Madrid). As leader of the Amaryllis Quartet, he won numerous competitions and prizes and started an international one by winning the finalist prize at the Premio Paolo Borciani 2011 in Reggio Emilia and four weeks later with the 1st prize and the Grand Prize at the 6th Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition Career.

The string quartet has played at festivals and in renowned concert halls worldwide (Alte Oper Frankfurt, Tonhalle Zürich, Muziekgebow Amsterdam, Wiener Musikverein, Wiener Konzerthaus, Teatro della Pergola Firenze, Gran Teatro La Fenice di Venezia, Dai-ichi Seimei Hall Tokyo). Under the motto amaryllis 3×3, the quartet has created its own cycle with concerts in the Laeiszhalle Hamburg, in the Colosseum Lübeck and in the broadcasting hall in Bremen.

From the "Color Series" published by Genuin Classics, the CD "White" with string quartets by Haydn and Webern received the ECHO Klassik 2012 as "Chamber Music Recording of the Year".

Gustav Frielinghaus has been concertmaster of the Hamburg Camerata since the 2009/10 season. In numerous concerts he led the chamber orchestra from the concertmaster's desk and made guest appearances at the Varna Summer International Music Festival (Bulgaria) and in the St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He has performed as a soloist with violin concertos by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Bruch, as well as in a combined program of the seasons by Vivaldi and Piazzolla - including in the Hamburg Laeiszhalle and at the Festival Internacional de Música de Londrina (Brazil). From 2015 to 2018 he organized and artistically directed the Hambugrer Camerata for four seasons and established numerous new concert formats during this time.

Gustav Frielinghaus has been artistically associated with the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn as guest concertmaster since 2016.

Gustav Frielinghaus supports young musicians in teaching courses (Summer School Sydney Conservatorium of Music), student concerts and as a juror. In the Frielinghaus Ensemble, he brings together fellow musicians every year for a chamber music tour through northern Germany and Switzerland and made his Elbphilharmonie debut in January 2018. He is also regularly involved in benefit concerts for projects in Central and South America, but also, for example, for the Hamburg street magazine Hinz & Kunzt.

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