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Ernst Toch: Symphonies Nos. 5-7 ()

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The three late symphonies of Ernst Toch were composed in 18 months. The composer was 76 years old at the time and dying of cancer. He wrote with overwhelming urgency and within a few months of completing the last, he was dead. They are emphatically not -- pace Bruckner, Mahler, and Shostakovich -- terror-stricken, death-haunted works but, except for the Sixth, all are light, graceful, as much effervescent as evanescent and much more of this world than the next. And even the Sixth rhapsodic poem, subtitled "Jephta," is more ...

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Ernst Toch: Symphonies Nos. 5-7
1997, CPO

UPC: 761203938926

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