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« on: April 28, 2022, 08:10:34 am »

Franz Reizenstein was born in Nuremberg in 1911. He came of an artistic and musical family; in 1930 he went to the Berlin State Academy, where he studied composition with Hindemith.

Unable to remain in Germany when the Nazi party came to power, he left for London in 1934. There he studied composition with Dr. Williams at the RCM, and took piano lessons privately with Solomon. Interned as an alien at the beginning of the war, he was later released on the advocacy of Williams, and worked until the end of the war as a railway clerk, also performing at many wartime concerts.

In the masterly Piano Quintet there is an elegiac, rounded melodic and expressive power; this is particularly so in the dramatic Adagio or the dazzling Scherzo, of which Hans Keller wrote "The texture proves to be immaculate, so that one is left with the impression that this movement may be the best, if not indeed the only, truly piano-quintettish piece ever written".

Piano quintet opus 23 (1948). There are four movements:

1. Allegro ma non troppo
2. Adagio
3. Scherzo Vivace Con Leggierazza
4. Finale: Andante Sostenuto - Allegro Vivace

The performers were the Melos Ensemble of London.









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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022, 02:53:08 am »

His untimely death was a great loss
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