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String Quartets Nos 1-3

Mátyás SEIBER (1905-1960)

String Quartet No.1 (1924) [15:07]
String Quartet No. 2 (1934-35) [22:20]
Quartetto Lirico (String Quartet No.3) (1948-51) [22:48]
Edinburgh Quartet
rec. May 2009, Prestonkirk Parish Church, East Linton
DELPHIAN DCD34082 [60:17]

Quartetto Lirico also on EMI classics  CD of British Composers LC06646 – with Amadeus Quartet.

 

Choral Music – a cappella

Mátyás SEIBER (1905-1960)

Yugoslav Folk Songs -SATB (1942) [9:27]
Three Hungarian Folk Songs SSAA (1950) [3:43]
Two Soldier’s Songs TTBB (1932) [4:16]
Missa Brevis SATB (1924) [18:08]
Sirmio SATB (1956) [3:08]
Two Madrigals SATB (1927-29) [5:10]
Three Nonsense Songs SATB (1956) [2:56]
Erich Itor KAHN (1905-1956) ‘Soldier’s Farwell’ SATB (1960) [3:15]
Alan GIBBS (b.1932) Gloria in Excelsis SSAA (1962) [1:10]
Zoltan KODÁLY (1882-1967) Media Vita in morte sumus SATB (1960) [4:27]
Three Graces SATB (1958) [2:29]
Zwei Schweinekarbonaden TTB (1930) [1:58]
Choir of the 21st Century/Howard Williams
rec. 14-15 October 2011, Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London NW3
SOMM SOMMCD 0105 [60:05]

Homage to Dennis Brain

Homage to Dennis Brain,’

Seven works performed by Dennis Brain – French horn ( live monaural recordings in historical sound, from 1953-1957):
1) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Horn Concerto No. 3 in Eb, K.447 (14:45, Hans Rosbaud, SWF Orchestra)
2) Gian Francesco Malipiero – Dialogue No. 4 for Wind Instruments (8:25, Brain Ensemble)
3) Paul Dukas – La Villanelle (5:10, Brain Ensemble )
4) Marin Marais – La Basque (1:05, Brain Ensemble )
5) Richard Strauss – Horn Concerto No. 2 (16:30, BBC Welsh Orchestra)
6) Paul Hindemith – Sonata for 4 Horns (14:15, Brain Ensemble )
7) Matyas Seiber – Notturno for Horn & Strings (8:34, London Symphony Orchestra)

ASdisc 356
1991

A Most Attractive Occupation

A Most Attractive Occupation

Folk-song arrangements by Mátyás Seiber

Tyronne Landau (tenor)
Geoffrey Morris (guitar)

with guests
Erkki Veltheim (viola)
Roseanne Hunt (cello)

Four French Folk Songs (1-4)
Four Greek Folk Songs (5-8)
Four American Folk Songs (9-12)
Old French Songs (13-16)
Four American Folk Songs (17-20)
Four Medieval French Songs (21-24)

2013 Alfabeto Records
The Mátyás Seiber Trust

Melos Ensemble of London

Melos Ensemble of London

Peter Pears, tenor
Dorian Singers (Seiber)

Shostakovich: Piano Quintet, Op. 57 28’48
Prokofiev: Quintet in G Minor, Op. 39 18’43
Seiber: Three Fragments from ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ 18’37
Release Date: April 20, 2010
Decca
Catalog #4802152

Seiber – Lutoslawski – King

Witold Lutoslawski
Dance Preludes (1954, orch. 1955) – clarinet, chamber orchestra 11:00

Mátyás Seiber: Concertino for clarinet and string orchestra 16:00
Howard Blake: Clarinet concero 22:00

Thea King – clarinet, English Chamber Orchestra, Andrew Litton – conductor, Howard Blake conductor

Hyperion CDA 66215 1987

The Near Past of the Hungarian Flute

Zoltan Gyöngyössy
The Near Past of the Hungarian Flute

(CD – Hungaraton / Hungaroton #HCD 32578)

1-3 Sonatina pastorale, for flute & piano (1956)
János Decsényi
8’24”

4-5 Pastorale and Burlesque, for flute & strings (1952)
Mátyás Seiber
7’45”

6 Notturno (1966)
György Kósa
12:18

7-9 Sonata con ritmo di ballo, for flute & piano  (1963)
Csaba Szabó
19’44”

10-12 Sonatina for flute & piano (1952)
Endre Szervánsky
9’18”

13-16 Qattro duetti per flauto e pianoforte (1965)
Kamilló Lendvay
8’37”

17
Meditazione per flauto e pianoforte (1990)
Ferenc Farkas
4’22”

18-20 Sonatina per flauto e pianoforte    (1952)
Pál Járdányi
4’40”

Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird

1. Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird, for recorder & string quartet
David Forshaw 8’39”

2. Variations on an Octatonic Theme, for orchestra
Leonard Bernstein 5’31”

3-4. Quintet, for recorder & string quartet (“The Gambian”), Op. 107
Richard Arnell    8’23”

5. Variations and Fugue, for recorder & string quartet
Robert Simpson 12’55”

6. Elegiac Variations, for recorder, viola & cello, Op. 66
David Ellis 3’20”

7. Dances on my Grave, for recorder & string quartet
Beth Wiseman 8’8″

8. Pastorale, for recorder, violin, viola & cello
Mátyás Seiber 3’19”

9-10. Concertino for recorder & string quartet
Philip Wood 9’46”

Olympia CD 2001

To Poetry – Chamber Works and Songs

Hungaroton
HCD 32405
2005

Ernyei László – accordion / Kollár Zsuzsa – piano / Meláth Andrea -mezzo-soprano / Szabó Péter -cello
Lesley-Jane Rogers – soprano; David Frühwirth – violin

1-2. Sarabande and Gigue in Old Style 6’45”
3-7. To Poetry 14’33”
8-11. Quatre Chansons Populaires Francaises / Four French Folk Songs 6’27”
12. Phantasy
13-16 Four Greek Folk Songs 10’05”
17-18. Sonata da Camera for Violin and Cello 15’13”
19. Concert Piece for Violin and Piano 8’01”
20. Introduction and Allegro for Cello and Accordion 4’51”
21-25. Petofi Songs

Horn Concertos

Gordon Jacob
Concerto for Horn and Strings
1.     Allegro moderato     9’03
2.     Adagio     6’28
3.     Allegro con spirito, quasi presto     6’00

Lars-Erik Larsson
Concertino for Horn and Strings, Op.45 No.5
4.     Allegro moderato     3’47
5.     Lento cantabile     4’35
6.     Allegro vivace     4’22

Mátyás Seiber
7.     Notturno for Horn and String Orchestra (1944)     9’29

Max Reger
8.     Scherzino for String Orchestra and Horn (1899)     2’30

Kurt Atterberg
Concerto for Horn and Orchestra, Op.28 (1926)
9.     Allegro pathetico     7’28
10.     Adagio     8’11
11.     Allegro molto     4’28

Sören Hermansson, horn
Umeå Sinfonietta, orchestra
Edvard Tjivzjel, conductor

BIS-CD-376
Total Time: 68’23   –  Release: Jan 1987

EAN 7318590003763