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Salomon Jadassohn
« on: June 08, 2016, 07:55:11 PM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salomon_Jadassohn

Discovered this composer a few years ago, he has written some impressive works, too bad not much is known of him.

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The general consensus[by whom?] is that Jadassohn and his music were not better known for two reasons: the first is the pre-eminence of his contemporary Carl Reinecke. Reinecke was a world-famous piano virtuoso and composer, but also an important professor at the Leipzig Conservatory, where Jadassohn taught. Reinecke later served as its director and, at the same time, held the post of conductor of the renowned Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.

Secondly was the influence of the rising tide of antisemitism in late 19th century Wilhelmine Germany. In the wake of Wagner, many music critics attacked Jadassohn's works, labeling it academic and dry, epithets which have stuck with it since.[citation needed] Wikipedia.

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So beautiful...

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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2016, 12:09:19 PM »
Harry got this first and then a couple of us

Recommendable.

There is also a series on Cameo Classics devoted to 19th Century Jewish German composers .  He appears on one of them although the main find in that series was the music of Ignaz Brull. (But it must be admitted that some of the works in that series deserve neglect.)

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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2016, 12:37:35 PM »
I only have the piano concerti from the Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto series.
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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 02:51:19 PM »
I only have the piano concerti from the Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto series.

Fantastic Pieces.

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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2016, 02:52:46 PM »
Harry got this first and then a couple of us

Recommendable.

There is also a series on Cameo Classics devoted to 19th Century Jewish German composers .  He appears on one of them although the main find in that series was the music of Ignaz Brull. (But it must be admitted that some of the works in that series deserve neglect.)

Thanks, will give these symphonies a listen...

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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 12:12:44 AM »
Radio 3 devoted a late night slot to some of these recordings a few months ago. I noticed the old cassette deck next to it covered in dust ;D and some tapes,and tried to record some of them. Alas,it plays,but records no longer!! Anyway,I listened to them,and I did enjoy what I heard. No surprises;but if you like the neglected late 19thc fare,this could be a good one to put on your shelf next to Raff and other such composers. Of course,I need to listen to the music a few times to decide whether it really is worth keeping! I personally wish that Cpo would record some Lachner and some Rubinstein symphonies;although not too many!!! ??? Rubinstein gets allot of flak;but I do find it surprising that the "Ocean" symphony has never had a really good recording. Not because I think it's superb,I hasten to add;but because it's so well known. The ones available are abysmal,with horrible boxy sound and shrill,scraping string sections. If memory serves me correctly,the best played and recorded version I have ever heard was played by the Westphalian SO on an old Turnabout Lp. It has,to my knowledge,never been released on cd;and I haven't been able to find it on any of those Vinyl blogs,either!
I see Cpo are now doing the symphonies of Fuchs! If only we had a cd label like Cpo over here! Who else is releasing stuff like this on a regular basis?! The nice paintings on the front,are like allot of Cpo releases;another incentive;and the usually great sound (but not the booklet notes,unfortunately!).
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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2016, 09:47:12 AM »
Harry got this first and then a couple of us

Recommendable.

There is also a series on Cameo Classics devoted to 19th Century Jewish German composers .  He appears on one of them although the main find in that series was the music of Ignaz Brull. (But it must be admitted that some of the works in that series deserve neglect.)
I like allot of those neglected 19th C composers like Spohr,Raff,Draeseke (although some of his music is early 20th C)  Farrenc (the latest addition to my collection) and even Anton Rubinstein.  I finally.......just now in fact.......had to give in to temptation and buy this one. Most of the reviews I've read are enthusiastic,or at the very least favourable. Indeed,I've only found one dismissive review so far!

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Re: Salomon Jadassohn
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2017, 04:56:19 PM »


Highly recommended CD - summarizes Jadassohn's triumphs in chamber music.
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