Ernst Toch

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Toch won the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for his Symphony No. 3; little known, his work is one of the best-kept secrets in 20th century music.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Der Fuge aus Geographie (The Geographical Fugue) for speaking chorus 1930 Choral
Symphony No. 3 1954 Symphony
Concerto for cello & chamber orchestra, Op. 35 Concerto
Jephta, rhapsodic poem for orchestra ("Symphony 5"), Op. 89 1963 Symphony
Burlesken for piano, Op. 31 1923 Keyboard
Tanz-Suite, Op. 30 Orchestral
Spiel, for wind ensemble, Op. 39 1926 Orchestral
Cantata of the Bitter Herbs, for soloists, chorus & orchestra, Op. 65 1938 Choral
The Chinese Flute, for chamber orchestra, Op. 29 Orchestral
Cello Sonata, Op. 50 Chamber Music
Impromptus (3), for cello, Op. 90c 1963 Chamber Music
Divertimento for violin & cello, Op. 37/1 1926 Chamber Music
Adagio elegiaco, for clarinet & piano Chamber Music
Miniature Overture, for winds 1926 Band Music
The Covenant (The Rainbow), for narrator & orchestra (for collaborative cantata "Genesis Suite") 1943 Choral
Divertimento for violin & cello, Op. 37/2 Chamber Music
Divertimentos for 2 strings, Op. 37 Chamber Music
String Quartet No. 9 in C major, Op. 26 Chamber Music
Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 1951 Symphony
Sonata for violin & piano, Op. 21 Chamber Music
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