Author Topic: Harald Genzmer (1909-2007)  (Read 2525 times)

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Harald Genzmer (1909-2007)
« on: February 09, 2009, 12:31:45 PM »
Anniversary today.

Small appreciation on WETA:

Because Genzmer wrote for just about every instrument and in any conceivable combination, and not the least because his teacher was Hindemith, his works have the air of Gebrauchsmusic (“Utility Music”). Looking for a work for Cello and Double Bass? Three recorders and piano? Saxophone quartet? Horn quartet? Trombone and organ? Guitar duo and orchestra? Genzmer’s got it.


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Re: Harald Genzmer (1909-2007)
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2016, 05:09:11 AM »
From my want list, now down to 9 items, I ordered a 10 CD Anniversary box with music by Genzmer. In this case from French Amazon; the price for the item was €32 + postage.

I´ve heard a couple of very nice CDs with chamber music by him, and his style is extremely entertaining. He seems to be one of the most accessible 20th century composers - mainly neoclassicism, but very much without any dryness or pedestrianism, a sort of modern Haydn perhaps. It is somewhat surprising how neglected he is, compared to (relatively speaking) Holmboe.

Lots of samples of his style can be heard here in mp3, and there´s a list of the box´ content:

My experience with is that it is a good dealer too, and their postage fee is smaller than most other sellers - there´s just a single fee of around €7 for the packet (Europe).
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