Suppressed Music List - Feb.2011

Betreff: Re: [SUPPRESSED-MUSIC] New Recording by The Ebony Band

Really a great disc. The 2 Kofflers' works are wonderful.
This is the translation of the dutch text (not by me) "My quest of many
years for unknown but worthwhile repertoire has seldom yielded such
outstanding works as the Polish masterpieces on this recording.
Koffler and Regamey are such unknown names that one would be inclined to
conclude that they must be typical 'musiciancomposers', but even that is not
the case. Among musicians too, their names do not usually ring a bell. But
never before have I seen my musicians react so enthusiastically and
emotionally to music I had placed before them. The Quintet by Konstanty
Regamey, to which Katarzyna Naliwajek-Mazurek drew my attention during a
visit to the library of Warsaw University, is a fascinating journey through
a most varied and colourful landscape; one forgets the 12-note technique
completely when faced with so much imagination and creativity. Józef
Koffler's music, in particular the cantata Die Liebe, is of the greatest
conceivable purity: one cannot sing of love, as expressed in this biblical
hymn, in a purer and more intimate manner.
Why are these pieces hardly ever heard in our concert halls? Does Regamey
make too heavy technical demands on the performers? Is Koffler's music too
subtle for our time?"

Claude Torres
De : Bob Elias
Envoyé : samedi 5 février 2011 21:07
Objet : [SUPPRESSED-MUSIC] New Recording by The Ebony Band

Dear All,

In case some listers may not be aware of this fascinating and rewarding
recording by Werner Herbers and The Ebony Band of music by Koffler and
Regamey, I provide the following link to its (Dutch) description:

Bob Elias