Leon Bosch, Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, Theodore Kuchar – Thomas de Hartmann: Orchestral Music, Vol. 2 (2022)
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The music of the Ukrainian-born Thomas de Hartmann (1884–1956) is only now beginning to be rediscovered, almost seven decades after his death. The two works receiving their first recordings here reveal a major late-Romantic voice, downstream from Tchaikovsky, a student of Arensky and Taneyev, contemporary of Rachmaninov, and alert to the discoveries of Stravinsky and Prokofiev.
The Symphonie-Poème No. 1 – a musical cousin of Rachmaninov’s Second Symphony – occupies a vast canvas and requires a correspondingly huge orchestra, generating a monumental sense of scale from essentially balletic material. The lighter Fantaisie-Concerto for double bass and orchestra moves from tangy dissonance via a tuneful slow movement to a perky, folk-inspired finale.
1-1. Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine – I. Lento (21:13)
1-2. Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine – II. Scherzo (14:51)
1-3. Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine – III. Andante (15:26)
1-4. Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine – IV. Finale. Allegretto feroce (13:59)
1-5. Leon Bosch – I. Allegro con brio (07:47)
1-6. Leon Bosch – II. Romance 1830. Adagio (03:54)
1-7. Leon Bosch – III. Finale. Allegro commodo (04:33)