Hermann: Complete Surviving Music, Vol. 2 / Drahan, Kuchar, Lytvynenko, Komonko
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Pal Hermann, born in Budapest in 1902, was not only one of the leading cellists of his generation; he was also an important composer, one of the major figures in Hungarian music in the generation after his teachers Bartok and Kodaly. But since only two of his works were published before his early death – in 1944, at the hands of the Nazis – and many more of them were lost, he has not had the esteem that he deserves. The works on this second volume of his surviving compositions, mostly chamber works for strings, and several in their first recordings, have the wiry humour, sprung and spiky rhythms and Hungarian melos that mark him out as a worthy successor to Bartok – and hints at how much was lost with his murder.
Release Date: February 18, 2022
Catalog Number: TOCC0585
Label: Toccata Classics