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der79sebas

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Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« on: Saturday 04 October 2014, 08:14 »
Swiss conductor Adriano has recorded Martin Scherber's 1st symphony with the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra. As the other Scherber symphonies (the 3rd has been released on col legno long ago, the second can be ordered at  http://www.martin-scherber.de/scherber-bestellung-zweite.html) number 1 sounds like *better* Bruckner but is not so crazy as 2 & 3. I do not yet know the label where this 28-minutes symphony (coupled with songs) will be released. For those who have never heard of Martin Scherber before: Rush out to listen!

Aramiarz

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 October 2014, 12:31 »
Thank You for share this new release! Sure our friends add more info about Scherber's symphony. I don't  know nothing about this composer before your comment

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 04 October 2014, 15:31 »
There is not much to know about Martin Scherber (1907-74). He wrote only a few chamber-works and three symphonies, where the influence of Bruckner can be heard easily. The third symphony is probably the most haywire piece of music I know, and I know many such pieces... Some fragments (not the most spectacular) can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc_hj6Nsnhk

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 05 October 2014, 19:31 »
Dear der79sebas
   Thank You for share the info and link, I will listen it soon  :D

hadrianus

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 07 October 2014, 07:15 »
Martin Scherber's First Symphony (which I recorded in August this year in Bartislava) will be probably issued on Guild, coupled with some of his songs for tenor and piano. There was no other orchestra piece by this composer to record. Scherber has a (German) website with a lot of infos:
http://www.martin-scherber.de/
The First Symphony is quite an exciting piece. After the recording, the musicians (who loved the piece) congratulated me, saying that it is such a pity that noboby gives me Bruckner to conduct...

Alan Howe

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 07 October 2014, 07:38 »
Thanks, Adriano, for this information. Another intriguing release to look out for!

hadrianus

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 07 October 2014, 17:29 »
Thanks Alan  :)
Incidentally, in November, Bruns Fourth (coupled with his Rhapsopdy for orchestra) willl be released; and around March 2015 his Second (coupled with his monumental Symphonic Prologue). My rendering of the Second Symphony will be totally different from the two already available recordings, definitely more conform to Brun's original tempo indications... Still, the two renderings by Henzold and Kitaenko are splendid and they have the "Scherzo" (which is not called so in the score) in a quite faster tempo, but I do it more dance-like and in the tradition of Bruckner and, since it has a lot of slower sections in-between - I adapt my tempo to these. On the other hand, Kitaenko makes of the first movement a very slow affair which soudns wonderfully, but falls almost apart; Henzold is more brilliant. I do something in-between. Kitaenko's faster "Scherzo" sections are almost breathless, but really great; Henzold, again, is super. Kitaenko even makes of the opening bars of the Symphony a slow introduction, which is not indicated as such by the composer. Well, I hope that my interpteation will be appreciated...
The Forth Symphony is a very original work, another step forward in Bruns development.
In this forum, nobody has reacted yet to my CD with Brun's works for Piano an orchestra, alas...
http://musicweb-international.com/classrev/2014/Sep14/Brun_PC_GMCD7409.htm
Regards from Zurich to all
Adriano

Alan Howe

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 07 October 2014, 21:26 »
Thanks for the further update, Adriano. More intriguing releases to look forward to!
I must give the Brun PC a proper listen and write up my thoughts.

M. Yaskovsky

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 11 January 2018, 17:50 »
A very positive review on Muiscweb-international http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2018/Jan/Scherber_sy_CDS11132.htm
Congratulations Hadrianus!

Alan Howe

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 11 January 2018, 20:37 »
It's on order!

hadrianus

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Re: Martin Scherber - symphony 1
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 13 January 2018, 07:46 »
Thanks, Alan and M. Yaskovsky  :P
The Jaques-Dalcroze CD should also be available now Sterling CDS 1116-2.
And the Brun box on Brilliant Classics will be released soon!