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Erwin Schulhoff

Woodcut of composer Erwin Schulhoff by Conrad Felixmuller, Prague 1924Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg

January 12, 2021

Erwin Schulhoff was a talented composer and pianist whose career and life were derailed by two world wars. In response to his experiences with war, his music turned strikingly, sometimes wildly, inventive. On today's show, learn about the life and music of Erwin Schulhoff.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Erwin Schulhoff: Alla Tango Milonga
Mira Wang, Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Jan Vogler, cello
Tango!
Sony 32803

Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 4
Andrea Marcon, harpsichord & conductor; Venice Baroque Orchestra
University of Georgia, Hodgson Concert Hall, Athens, GA

Erwin Schulhoff: Concertino for flute, viola and double bass
Robert Cronin, flute; Jessica Oudin, viola; Joe McFadden, bass
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra-Pre-Concert Chamber Music Series, Symphony Hall - Atlanta, GA

Bela Bartok: Contrasts for Violin, Clarinet and Piano, Sz. 111
Stefan Milenkovich, violin; Amitai Vardi, clarinet; Huan Yang, piano
Round Top Festival Institute, Edith Bates Old Chapel, Round Top, TX

Hour 2

David Biedenbender: Refraction: Kyrie for Machaut and Part
Akropolis Reed Quintet
The Space Between Us
Innova 969

Robert Schumann: Quartet for Strings in F major, Op. 41, No. 2
Schumann Quartet
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Alice Tully Hall, New York, NY

Maurice Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; Tyshawn Sorey, conductor
SPCO, Ordway Concert Hall, Saint Paul, MN

Samuel M Lewis & J Fred Coots, arr. Jelthe Althius: For All We Know
Akropolis Reed Quintet
San Antonio Chamber Music Society, Temple Beth-El, San Antonio, TX