Started by Benny, January 26, 2008, 07:54:29 PM
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QuoteThat Loeffler seemingly falsified his birthplace is proof of his hostility toward Germany; in fact, he went to great lengths to disassociate himself from the country he believed claimed his father's life (Karl Löffler suffered a stroke while imprisoned by the Prussian government). Instead, Loeffler aligned himself with France by asserting French nationality and acquiring French manners and tastes. Ultimately, he chose America as his permanent residence, becoming a citizen in 1887 as well as one of the greatest protagonists of impressionistic music in the United States.
Quote from: schweitzeralan on March 08, 2009, 06:21:25 AMOne thing about this wonderful forum site is that it allows me to purge my musical passons for others either to endorse or to repute. I was (in all places) You Tube; and, they actually had recorded a chamber work, "L'Etang de Charles Martin Loeffler." Loeffler has indeed been a favorite since I heard and procured on LP "A Pagan Poem," decades ago. Snce then I bought "La Mort de Tintagelis," a wonderful worl composed around 1903, I believe. I'm not too familiar with his many chamber works, as I tend to favor strictly orchestral or pianistic titles. Again, it's my love of impressionistic nuances which define many early 20th century music, including Loeffler's contributions. His music is strictly Gallic, from what little info I have on his life. He came to the U.S., to Boston, I believe, and he became very much involved in the musical life there. It's all on the internet. I think that one of my ongoing Loeffler favorites, including those mentioned, is "Memories of a Childhood Village." Hardly ever performed. Lovely, diaphonous music.
Quote from: sul G on March 12, 2009, 05:32:59 AM(Especially as one of them is the aforementioned La Mort de Tintagiles in full score )
Quote from: Dundonnell on March 12, 2009, 05:59:07 PMBelatedly agreeing with Peter's assssment of the music on the New World Records cd Don't despair, schweitzeralan! It may take some of us a day or two to catch up and reply to a thread on a favourite composer but we get there in the end
Quote from: VonStupp on May 07, 2023, 01:29:09 PMLoeffler's Two Rhapsodies [...]VS
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