Stephan, Butterworth, Coles – Lost Generation – Barbara Krieger, Horenstein Ensemble (2015) [HighResAudio FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Stephan, Butterworth, Coles – Lost Generation – Barbara Krieger, Horenstein Ensemble (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:29 minutes | 927 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download |  Source: | Digital Booklet | © Acousence Records
Recorded: Werner-Otto-Saal des Konzerthauses Berlin, 2014

“Die Narbe / The Scar” is a project by Berlin-based photographer Martin U. K. Lengemann. On the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the war, Lengemann told the newspaper ”Welt am Sonntag“ his own personal history of the First World War from the perspective of his great-grandfather and events on Western Front. His wish is reconciliation instead of division. For decades, he has been committed to promoting understanding between Germans and Britons. For many years, he has researched the history, accounts and music of the Great War.

Lengemann, whose other great passion is classical music, found three composers who stand out in their generation. Now the Horenstein Ensemble, one of Germany’s best known chamber ensembles, together with the soprano Barabara Krieger, has released a CD at ACOUSENCE. They are playing the music of these three composers who died in the Great War between 1914 and 1918: Rudi Stephan, George Butterworth und Cecil Coles, three composers, who unfortunately could not develop her youthful, very exciting work. What remains is the question: What would have left us this generation…


Rudi Stephan (1887 – 1915)
Music for Seven String Instruments
1. I. Sehr ruhig – Energisch bewegt 14:31
2. II. Nachspiel 09:15

George Butterworth (1885 – 1916)
3. The Banks of Green Willow 05:28
Suite for String Quartet
4. I. Andante con moto, molto espressivo 03:21
5. II. Scherzando, non allegro 00:54
6. III. Allegro molto 04:21
7. IV. Molto moderato ed espressivo 02:59
8. V. Moderato 03:24

Cecil Coles (1888 – 1918)
Four Verlaine Songs
9. No. 1 – Fantastic in appearance 01:27
10. No. 2 – A slumber vast and black 02:12
11. No. 3 – Pastoral, The sky is up above the roof 01:14
12. No. 4 – Let’s dance the jig 02:23

Sophia Jaffé, violine
Jana Krämer-Forster, violine
Matthias Benker, viola
Andreas Timm, violoncello
Ralf Forster, clarinet
Ronith Mues, harp
Gergely Bodoky, flute
Igor Prokopets, double bass
Julien Salemkour, piano
Barbara Krieger, soprano