Tahra offers its last CD - A tribute to Rene Tremine

Tahra offers its last CD - A tribute to Rene Tremine
With the release of Tahra TAH 768, the production of Tahra CDs has come to a close. Myriam Scherchen and René Trémine, the co-founders of Tahra had intended for this to be the last CD, but what was not expected was that this CD would also become a memorial to Ms. Scherchen's long-time associate, René. René died unexpectedly on February 13, so this last album, entitled “Tahra Story” is dedicated to him.

The CD contains extensive liner notes regarding the story of Tahra and the reason for this to be the last CD. Notes were prepared by Myriam Scherchen and René Trémine. It is a wonderful tribute to the two co-producers and a fitting tribute to René Trémine.

For those of us who love to hear performances from the past, Tahra has been an oasis of treasured recordings. For me, the greatest release was the complete set of Bruckner symphonies performed by brothers, Eugen and Georg-Ludwig Jochum. I was first introduced to Bruckner’s music by the DGG / Eugen Jochum set so hearing such wonderful performances by his younger brother was a revelation.

This new CD has another treat for us. In addition to performances of Rameau and Schubert by Hermann Scherchen and some Beethoven conducted by Wilhelm Furtwangler, the CD also contains the first movement of the Bruckner 7th performed by Hermann Abendroth and the Staatskapelle Schwerin. It is a previously unpublished (and incomplete) recording from 1951.

Within the next few weeks, this special CD will be available on my website.