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Apr 1-2, 2016, 8PM

Portrait of a Forgotten Master

A veteran of the First World War and a casualty of the second, Prague-born Erwin Schulhoff was a member of the vanguard of creatives who bore witness to a rapidly changing world.  Before his untimely death, Schulhoff experimented with his musical voice, writing works informed by dance rhythms, absurdist elements of the dada movement, jazz and expressionism.


Harbourfront Centre Theatre

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Benjamin Bowman, violin

Carolyn Blackwell, viola

Andrew Burashko, piano

Martha Burns, soprano

Wallace Halladay, alto saxophone

Susan Hoeppner, flute

Teng Li, viola

Joseph Phillips, bass

Stephen Sitarski, violin

Thomas Wiebe, cello

Winona Zelenka, cello

Lighting Designer

Glenn Davidson

Production Manager

Chris Porter


Hot Sonate for Alto Sax & Piano (1930)

i. quarter note = 66

ii. half note = 112

iii. quarter note = 80 LISTEN

iv. half note = 132

Concertino for Viola, Flute & Double Bass (1925)

i. Andante

ii. Furiante - allegro furioso

iii. Andante

iv. Rondino - allegro gaio LISTEN

Five Jazz Etudes for Piano (1920 - 1925)

i. Charleston

ii. Blues

iii. Chanson

iv. Tango

v. Toccata sur le Shimmy (Kitten on the Keys)

Sonata Erotica for female voice solo (1919)

String Sextet (1920 - 1924)

i. Allegro risoluto

ii. Tranquilo (andante)

iii. Burleska. Allegro molto con spirit

iv. Molto adagio

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