Compositions
Berthold Goldschmidt

(1903 - 1996)
Berthold Goldschmidt was a leading composer among those whose music was banned by the Nazis in the 1930s. He studied with Schreker in Berlin. His work Passacaglia (1925) was awarded the Mendelssohn Prize and performed by Staatskapelle under Erich Kleiber. Goldschmidt's  Opera Der gewaltige Hahnrei was highly successful in Mannheim and scheduled in Berlin. As a Jewish composer, he was forced to flee Nazi Germany in 1935 and emigrated to London. He worked for BBC and as a conductor while composing works including Ciaccona Sinfonica, concertos for violin, cello and clarinet and opera Beatrice Cenci. Goldschmidt suffered neglect by the establishment and after his creation, Mediterranean Songs of 1958, he abandoned composition. He resumed composing in 1982, with his final work Deux nocturnes written at age 93. In his last decade, with the rediscovery of 'Entartete Musik' composers, he enjoyed an Indian summer of concert performances, opera productions and recordings. Champions of his music include Simon Rattle, Charles Dutoit, Yakov Kreizberg, Chantal Juillet, Mandelring Quartet, and the record companies Largo and Decca

Composition timpani and percussion requirements

Beatrice Cenci

Timpani + 3 percussion
Suspended cymbal, orchestral bass drum, triangle xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone, clash cymbals, tam tam, large tam tam, tubular bells, tenor drum, snare drum
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Ciaccona Sinfonica

Timpani + 4 percussion
Snare drum, glockenspiel, triangle, tam tam, clash cymbals, tambourine, orchestral bass drum, xylophone
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Der gewaltige Hahnrei (The Magnificent Cuckold)

Timpani + 4 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, tenor drum, Chinese drum, wood block, clash cymbals. tam tam, triangle, stage band: bass drum with cymbals attached
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Deux nocturnes

Timpani + 2 percussion
Xylophone, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal, snare drum, tenor drum, tam tam
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Mediterranean Songs

Timpani + 3 percussion
Gong, snare drum, xylophone, orchestral bass drum, clash cymbals, triangle, glockenspiel, suspended cymbal
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Partita

Timpani + 4 percussion
Clash cymbals, snare drum, xylophone, tam tam, triangle, signal whistle
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Passacaglia

Timpani + 5 percussion
Glockenspiel, tam tam, orchestral bass drum, snare drum, clash cymbals
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