Schelb: Chamber Music with Clarinet / Beigelbeck, Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe

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The Karlsruhe-based Josef Schelb (1894-1977) is one of the better-kept secrets of twentieth-century German music. His output was substantial: he lost most of his early...

The Karlsruhe-based Josef Schelb (1894-1977) is one of the better-kept secrets of twentieth-century German music. His output was substantial: he lost most of his early music in a bombing raid in 1942, but - as if to make up for lost time - wrote some 150 more works after that. These four, for clarinet in various chamber combinations, who his music emerging from the influence of Hindemith and Berg. They have a freewheeling energy, contrapuntal command and rhythmic charge of its own - often animated by a touch of devilish humor. Two of these works receive their first recordings here. The Busch Kollegium Karlsruhe was founded in 2013 to record a first album of chamber music for clarinet and strings by Adolf Busch, released in October 2013 by Toccata Classics.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: June 16, 2017


  • UPC: 5060113443588


  • Catalog Number: TOCC0358


  • Label: Toccata Classics


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Josef Schelb


  • Performer: Ayu Ideue, Bernhard Lorcher, Bettina Beigelbeck, Gabriela Bradley, Manfred Kratzer, Wolfgang Wahl, Yasushi Ideue