Gideon Klein | Józef Koffler | Ernst Naumann
Elena Tsaur: Violin
Elen Guloyan: Viola
Verena Sennekamp: Violoncello
Catalog number: 21091
The Moravian-born Jewish composer Gideon Klein (1919-45) composed his final work, the String Trio (1944) while interned in Theresienstadt. Quite a few of his works written there are based on Czech folksongs; his string trio falls into this category. Jewish composer Josef Koffler (1896-1944) suffered a similarly tragic fate as Klein. His Trio, op. 10 (1928) was written, however, when he was Prof. of Harmony and Atonal Composition in Lviv (Lemberg). The Trio in D Major by Ernst Neumann (1832-1910) is a work from 1883. The Eos Trio Frankfurt is keen to bring forgotten or unknown works back to audiences.
Das Treffen in Telgte
Catalog number: 21089
In his story “Das Treffen in Telgte” [“The meeting in Telgte”] Günter Grass has created a fable in which he describes the situation of literature from the point of view of a critical observer and commentator of the historical events. The story about an encounter between authors in 1647, which was initiated by the poet Simon Dach from Königsberg, takes place in a mill in Telgte, Westphalia, not far from Münster, where the Treaty ending the Thirty Year War was signed one year later.
After almost 30 years of war the plea for peace in the middle of the 17th century was the one which dominated all others. Whether in poetry or in music, it was omnipresent. (Bernhard Heß/ RIAS Kammerchor)