B.P.R.D. – 07/19/2009

This week, a few dada- and jazz-inspired classical pieces from Ervin Schulhoff, Darius Milhaud and Stefan Wolpe, mostly from the 1920s, an amazing period for this kind of stuff. Schulhoff’s ‘Sonata Erotica’ is all the more hilarious for being written in 1919 – it’s a short vocal piece for a woman who whispers, giggles, coos, builds to a shrieking orgasm (twice) and then relaxes with a drink. My kinda tune. If you don’t know him, Schulhoff’s a fascinating guy – well worth a click or two.

Time Song Artist Album
2pm Symphonia germanica Ervin Schulhoff/Ivan Kusnjer/Tomas Visek Chamber Works, Vol. 5
  Bassnachtigall: Three Recital Pieces for Double Bassoon Solo Ervin Schulhoff/Lubos Fait Chamber Works, Vol. 5
  Divertissement for Oboe, Clarinet and Basson Ervin Schulhoff/Novak Trio Chamber Works, Vol. 5
  Sonata Erotica Ervin Schulhoff/Diana Stone Chamber Works, Vol. 5
  La Creation du Monde Darius Milhaud/Contemprary Chamber Ensemble Kurt Weill/Darius Milhaud
  Quartet for Trumpet, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion and Piano Stefan Wolpe/Contemporary Chamber Ensemble Spectrum: New American Music, Vol. 4

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