Othmar Schoeck

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Othmar Schoeck (1 September 1886 – 8 March 1957) was a Swiss composer and conductor.

He was known mainly for his considerable output of art songs and song cycles, though he also wrote a number of operas, notably his one-act Penthesilea, which was premiered in Dresden in 1927 and revived at the Lucerne Festival in 1999. He wrote a handful of instrumental compositions, including two string quartets and concertos for violin (for Stefi Geyer, dedicatee also of Béla Bartók's first concerto), cello and horn.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1994 Penthesilea (ORF-Chor & ORF-Symphonieorchester feat. conductor: Gerd Albrecht) Othmar Schoeck 1
2009 Notturno: Five movements for string quartet and voice on poems by Nikolaus Lenau and a fragment by Gottfried Keller, op. 47 Othmar Schoeck 1
2013 The Romantic Violin Concerto, Volume 14: Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor, op. 82 / Meditation, op. 32 / Mazurka-oberek / Schoeck: Concerto quasi una fantasia in B-flat major, op. 21 Alexander Glazunov, Othmar Schoeck; Chloë Hanslip, Orchestra della Svizzera italiana, Alexander Vedernikov 1

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