Unheard (2017)

Kahn, Susskind, Hauer, Jokl, Gruenberg

Ebony Band String Quartet

Daniel Reuss, Barbara Kozeilj

This album is unheard, for, as far as we know, none of this music has ever been issued before on a CD or gramophone recording. But this recording is also unheard-of, since every piece conveys the force of artistic necessity, of an uncompromising, selfless idealism, on which the Nazis laid a curse, but which went to make the music of the Interwar period so rich and engrossing. In short, the present album provides a supplement to the incomplete history of the music of this period, and brings unjustly forgotten composers to life once again.

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Ebony Band String Quartet

The Ebony Band was founded in 1990 by Werner Herbers. Its core is made up of musicians from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The ensemble specializes in modern, adventurous music primarily from the first half of the 20th century. Special attention is focused on the (frequently unjustly) forgotten music of lesser known composers, deemed to be worthy of revival. The Ebony Band devoted many programs to German and Czech music at the time of the Weimar Republic, which the nazis called ‘degenerated music’. Other programs focused on composers involved in the Spanish Civil War, Mexican composer Silvestre Revueltas and unknown Russians from the twenties. Several concerts have been given in collaboration with actors, dancers and writers, or with the addition of slide or film projection. The Ebony Band has also performed short operas, semi-staged (Wolpe, Gronostay, Grosz) and radioplays (Seiber, Gronostay, Kahn, Goehr). Many of the ensembles recordings have been awarded prizes: Edisons, Gramophone’s Editors Choice, Diapason d’Or. The extended Ebony Big Band played and recorded jazz influenced music by cool-jazz composers (Carisi, Russo, Russell) and repertoire of the legendary Innovations Orchestra of Stan Kenton (Graettinger, Rugolo, Marks). After 17 years of performing in Europe (Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Warsaw, Prague and all over the Netherlands) and North America (New York, Toronto), the group stopped regular concert giving.

The goal of the group now is the registration of detailed information about the music of the interbellum on record and the internet (www.ebonyband.nl). The works on Unheard had never been recorded by a string ensemble before.

 

Albums by the Ebony Band:

https://channelclassics.nativedsd.com/albums/homenaje-a-revueltas

https://www.nativedsd.com/albums/around-prague

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Unheard (2017)

Kahn, Susskind, Hauer, Jokl, Gruenberg

Ebony Band String Quartet

    Luister (Cum Laude - 10 out of 10 stars) -

Werner Herbers and his musicians did it again. (...) All of it is really good music, without a doubt. Not only Erich Itor Kahn's fragment of a string quartet but also the Second String Quartet by Jokl, or the Indiskretionen by Gruenberg, which showcase a slightly lighter tone. (...) Unheard is full of music which thankfully will no longer be unheard.

Paul Herruer

Unheard (2017)

Kahn, Susskind, Hauer, Jokl, Gruenberg

Ebony Band String Quartet

Cables:Van der Hul
Digital Converters:Horus
Editing Software:Pyramix
Mastering Engineer:Jared Sacks
Mastering Room:Grimm LS!
Microphones:Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board:Rens Heijnis custom made
Producer:Werner Herbers
Recording Engineer:Jared Sacks
Recording location:Keizergracht Church, Amsterdam Holland
Recording Software:Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate:256FS

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Kahn - Fragment eines onvollendeten Streichquartetts
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 1
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 2
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 3
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 4
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 5
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 6
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 7
Susskind
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 8
Susskind
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 9
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Susskind - Rechenschaft uber uns - 10
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Hauer 5 pieces for Quartet op. 30 - Ausdrucksvoll
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Hauer 5 pieces for Quartet op. 30 - Ruhig
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Hauer 5 pieces for Quartet op. 30 - Belebt
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Hauer 5 pieces for Quartet op. 30 - Langsam
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Hauer 5 pieces for Quartet op. 30 - Lebhaft
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Susskind 4 liederen - Zauber bei Tag
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Susskind 4 liederen - Heimweg
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Susskind 4 liederen - Die Geliebte
Susskind
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Susskind 4 liederen Der Sterbiliche
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Jokl Stringquartet no. 2 op. 28 - Andantino
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Jokl Stringquartet no. 2 op. 28 - Allegro assai
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Jokl Stringquartet no. 2 op. 28 - Adagio
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Gruenberg 4 Indiscretions for String Quartet op. 20 - Allegro con spirito
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Gruenberg 4 Indiscretions for String Quartet op. 20 - Lento sostenuto
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Gruenberg 4 Indiscretions for String Quartet op. 20 - Moderato grazioso
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Gruenberg 4 Indiscretions for String Quartet op. 20 - Allegro giocoso
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