Hans Winterberg
Toccata Classics TOCC0491

Release Date: 01.11.2018

The case of the composer Hans Winterberg (1901–91) is a strange one. A survivor of the Terezín concentration camp, where he had been interned as a Czech Jew, after the War he settled in Munich as a German citizen, and his music enjoyed a number of broadcasts – but after his death, his estate disappeared into the vaults of the Sudeten German Music Institute, where it was placed under embargo, emerging only in 2015. This first album of his music reveals an unusual and individual voice, an idiosyncratic blend of Stravinsky, Janáček and Hindemith, with touches of Poulenc, often expressed with brittle humour and rhythmic verve.

 

 

Arizona Wind Quintet

Brian Luce, flute (tracks 1–3 and 10–12)
Sara Fraker, oboe (tracks 1–3 and 10–12)
Jackie Glazier, clarinet (1–3 and 10–12)
Daniel Katzen, horn (tracks 10–12)
William Dietz, bassoon (tracks 1–3 and 10–12)
Jackie Glazier, clarinet (tracks 4–6)
Theodore Buchholz, cello (tracks 7–9)
Rex Woods, harpsichord (tracks 1–3), Tannis Gibson, piano (tracks 4–6)
Alexander Tentser, piano (tracks 7–9)

    Suite for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon and Harpsichord (1959)

  1. I. Lebhaft zügig, leicht
  2. II. Poco con moto
  3. III. Lebhaft
  4. Suite for B flat Clarinet and Piano (1944)

  5. I.
  6. II. Poco grave (non troppo)
  7. III. Presto
  8. Sonata for Cello and Piano (1951)

  9. I. Allegro moderato
  10. II. Mit ausdrucksstarker Bewegung
  11. III. Vivace
  12. Wind Quintet (1957)

  13. I. Leicht fliessend, nicht zu schnell
  14. II. Pastoral
  15. III. Allegro non troppo
  16. Suite for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano (alternative version) (1959)

  17. I. Lebhaft zügig, leicht
  18. II. Poco con motoAudio
  19. III. Lebhaft

FIRST RECORDINGS