Garden Scene

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957) was one of the most gifted child prodigies in music history and was often compared to Mozart. He was born in what is now Brno, Czech Republic, on May 29th 1897 and moved to Vienna when he was four. Many of his teenage works were championed by the greatest musical minds of the era, including Mahler, Puccini, Richard Strauss, Zemlinsky, Schnabel, Nikisch, Weingartner and Bruno Walter. His most celebrated opera, Die Tote Stadt, dates from 1920 as does his incidental music to a production of Shakespeare’s Much Ado about Nothing; the Garden Scene on this recording is drawn from the violin and piano arrangement of that orchestral score.

Joel Quarrington, double bass / contrebasse
Andrew Burashko, piano

Erich Wolfgang Korngold (1897-1957)
Garden Scene
From “Much Ado About Nothing” Op.11, Four Pieces for Violin and Piano (1920)

Giovanni Bottesini (1821-1889)
Elegy in D major

J.C.Bach / Henri Casadesus (1879-1947)
Concerto in G minor (in the style of Johann Christian Bach 1735-1782)

Reinhold Glière (1875-1956)
Four Pieces for Contrabass and Piano

Mieczyslaw Weinberg (1919-1996)
Sonata for Solo Contrabass Op. 108 (1971)

Recorded on August 13 and 14, 2008 at
Glenn Gould Studio, Toronto, Canada