of Steve Jones
Allerseelentage (On All Souls Day) for String Quartet
Kurt Kárnauke (1866-1944) was born in the German town of Cottbus about 75 miles southeast of Berlin. He enjoyed a tripartite career as a doctor, a writer and a composer. Through most of his life he worked as a practicing surgeon and was the author of several medical texts. He was also a novelist who published crime stories and was an active composer who composed an opera, as well as several orchestral and instrumental works.
His Am Allerseelentage (on all souls day) was originally published in 1930 but was composed around 1900. It is beautifully written for all the voices and is a fine, emotive elegy.
Parts & Score: $11.95