Music of Frederick Jacobi
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR703     Release Date: 1995-01-01
Guido Vecchi, cello; Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, William Strickland, conductor; Claremont String Quartet: (Marc Gottleib and Vladimir Weisman, violins; Scott Nickrenz, viola; Irving Klein, violoncello); Fredell Lack, violin; Irene Jacobi, piano; Lyric Art Quartet: (Fredell Lack and George Bennett; violins; Wayne Crouse, viola; Marion Davies, cello)

"My conscious aim has been to write music which is clear, definite and concise: I am an anti-obscurantist. I am great believer in melody; a believer, too, that music should give pleasure and not try to solve philosophical problems. I believe that art and craft have much in common and that art, to be valid, must be more than the manifestation of a passing mode: in short, that there are some eternal values which transcend period and time."
After the death of Frederick Jacobi on October 24, 1952, Olin Downes wrote a lengthy tribute in the New York Times, from which the following is excerpted: "By birth, training and faith an American composer, Jacobi intensely loved his land and was fascinated by its phenomena. But (he) was never a flag- waver or propagandist...he was widely traveled, mentally as well as circumstantially, hence a citizen of the world...As a composer he was no revolutionist, and least of all a stylistic poseur in search of tonal idioms or effects that would give his productions a momentary sensational effect...He was himself, which is the alpha and omega of becoming a creative artist."


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Music of Frederick Jacobi

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Track Listing

Concerto for Cello and Orchestra: I. Allegro cantabile
Frederick Jacobi
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Concerto for Cello and Orchestra: II. Allegretto
Frederick Jacobi
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Concerto for Cello and Orchestra: III. Allegro Ritmico
Frederick Jacobi
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Hagiographa: I. Job (Allegro appassionato)
Frederick Jacobi
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Hagiographa: II. Ruth (Lento ma non troppo)
Frederick Jacobi
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Hagiographa: III. Joshua (Allegro agitato)
Frederick Jacobi
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Ballade for Violin and Piano
Frederick Jacobi
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String Quartet No. 3: I. Allegro ma non troppo
Frederick Jacobi
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String Quartet No. 3: II. Andante espressivo
Frederick Jacobi
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String Quartet No. 3: III. Scherzo: Presto
Frederick Jacobi
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String Quartet No. 3: IV. Allegro ma non troppo
Frederick Jacobi
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