Cedille Records has this month announced the release of the Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble‘s new album: ‘Silenced Voices‘.
Featuring violinist Desirée Ruhstrat, cellist David Cunliffe and violist Aurélien Pederzoli, the new disc features trio works by six early 20th Century Jewish composers: Dick Kattenburg, Sandor Kuti, Hans Krása, Gideon Klein, Paul Hermann and Géza Frid.
”We initially found two of these string trios in a bookstore in Budapest and read through them …. we loved the music – and realized there was a backstory to all the composers of this era …” Desirée has told The Violin Channel.
“Bringing these composers to life became our goal and the genesis of this project … not only are these pieces historically relevant, but they are truly wonderful music,” she has said.
Black Oak Ensemble
Label: Cedille Records
Release Date: August 9, 2019