Ernest Bloch: Viola and Piano

Barbara Hornung and Danaë Killian have played as a duo for a number of years, with the viola and piano works of Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) forming the heart of their musical collaboration.

Both musicians are highly individual. A free flow of originality and freshness permeates their ensemble.

Known best for his music on Jewish cultural and liturgical themes, Bloch was an eclectic modernist composer who drew inspiration from around the globe to create his original and compelling language. His music speaks with the intensity, freshness, and variety of a force of nature.

The compositions for Viola and Piano by Jewish Swiss-born American composer Ernest Bloch range from dramatic intensity and directness to other worldly beauty. You will hear a Meditation of great depth, the exquisite simplicity of the Enfantines for Children for Piano, and sadness, hope, discord and resolution in the Suite for Viola Solo. There are optimistic Processionals to be enjoyed as well as music of compelling rhapsodic freedom. The CD concludes with a joyous and empowering Affirmation.

Artists

Danae Killian

Danaë Killian is an Australian pianist whose performances have found regard internationally for their intense originality and rare communicative power. Her repertoire ranges across the complete solo piano music of the Second Viennese School, major polyphonic works by JS Bach, and a wealth of Australian compositions.

Barbara Hornung

Barbara Hornung is an Australian violist from a large musical family. She was a member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and received her Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree from the Elder Conservatorium, Adelaide University in 1984.


Track Listing

    Meditation and Processional for Viola and Piano (1951) Ernest Bloch

  1. Meditation
  2. Processional 1
  3. Enfantines: Ten Pieces for Piano for Children (1923) Lullaby Ernest Bloch
  4. Enfantines Ten Pieces for Piano for Children (1923) Ernest Bloch

  5. The Joyous Party
  6. With Mother
  7. Elves
  8. Joyous March
  9. Melody
  10. Pastorale
  11. Rainy Day
  12. Teasing
  13. Dream
  14. Suite for Viola Solo (unfinished 1958) Ernest Bloch

  15. Andante 1
  16. Moderato
  17. Andante 2
  18. Allegro deciso
  19. Suite Hébraïque for Viola & Piano (1950) Ernest Bloch

  20. Rapsodie
  21. Processional 2
  22. Affirmation

Performers

Composer

Ernest Bloch

Swiss-American composer Ernest Bloch (1880-1959) is best known for his music on Jewish cultural and liturgical themes, Bloch was an eclectic modernist composer who drew inspiration from around the globe to create his original and compelling language. His music speaks with the intensity, freshness, and variety of a force of nature.


Where to buy

Ernest Bloch: Viola and Piano can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia including Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
May 2018
Copyright
© 2018 Danaë Killian and Barbara Hornung
Phonogram
℗ 2018 Move Records
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 578
Alternate catalogue number
MCD578
Barcode
EAN 9314574057829