Bridge Records Catalog

Music of Stefan Wolpe, Vol. 6

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David Holzman's first Stefan Wolpe CD (BRIDGE 9116) was a 2003 Grammy Nominee in the "Best Solo Instrumental Performance" category, and then went on to win AFIM's INDIE Award as "Best Classical CD of 2003." Holzman now follows that disc up with a new Wolpe recital spanning 33 years of the composer's work. Featured on this disc is the first complete recording of Wolpe's monumental Four Studies on Basic Rows (1935-36), including Wolpe's most frequently recorded piano piece, "Passacaglia". Also included are pieces from Wolpe's German, Palestinian and American periods, a varied program ranging from the experimental to works for students. Throughout, Holzman plays with the intensity and vision that has made him the world's leading authority on Wolpe's keyboard music.



“Wolpe is perhaps one of the greatest and most recent manifestations of a noble Central/Northern European tradition, the composer who is resolutely abstract in his musical ideology, yet authentically passionate. Add to this his distinct strands of populism, leftist politics, and cultural tolerance, and we have one of the great originals of the century. If you don’t know his work already, now is the time.” - Fanfare

“Combative and demanding yet also communicative and inviting, this music, and this disc, deserves the widest dissemination.” - International Record Review


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Stefan Wolpe

Four Studies on Basic Rows (1935-36)
Three Pieces for Youngsters (1950)
Lied, Anrede, Hymnus, Strophe zarteste Bewegung (1939)
Toccata in Three Parts (1941)
Studies for Piano, Part 1, Displaced Spaces (1946-48)
Studies for Piano, Part 2 (1948)
Two Dances for Piano (1926)
Palestinian Notebook (1939)
Songs Without Words (1959)

David Holzman, piano


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Related Wolpe discs:

9452, 9420, 9308, 9215, 9209, 9116, 9043