Music for Egon Schiele

Music for Egon Schiele is the second album by the instrumental group Rachel's, released in 1996.[2][3]

Music for Egon Schiele
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 20, 1996 (U.S.)
RecordedJuly 20–24, 1995
GenreChamber music, post-rock
Length47:03
LabelQuarterstick[1]
Rachel's chronology
Handwriting
(1995)
Music for Egon Schiele
(1996)
The Sea and the Bells
(1996)

The album was composed as the score to a theatrical production, Egon Schiele, about the life of the painter Egon Schiele.[4] It was staged by the Itinerant Theater Guild, in 1995.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
Sputnikmusic4.5/5[7]

The Village Voice called the album "a haunting array of compositions that attempt to narrate the elements of Schiele's life through cello, piano, viola, and bass."[8] Rolling Stone noted that "the music is as stark and loving as Schiele's art, the sound of a noble, lonely agony rendered in elegant monochrome."[9]

AllMusic wrote that "it is to pianist Rachel Grimes' credit that her pieces convey a stirring sense of drama and vivid imagery that perfectly match her subject."[6]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Family Portrait" – 5:41
  2. "Egon & Gertie" – 3:02
  3. "First Self-Portrait Series" – 3:47
  4. "Mime Van Osen" – 3:05
  5. "Second Self-Portrait Series" – 2:30
  6. "Wally, Egon & Models in the Studio" – 4:41
  7. "Promenade" – 8:24
  8. "Third Self-Portrait Series" – 2:23
  9. "Egon, Edith & Wally Meet" – 2:41
  10. "Egon & Wally Embrace and Say Farewell" – 3:09
  11. "Egon & Edith" – 2:55
  12. "Second Family Portrait" – 4:45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rachel's". Trouser Press. Retrieved 5 April 2022.
  2. ^ "Rachel's Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic.
  3. ^ Kulkarni, Neil (Feb 17, 1996). "Egon for gold". Melody Maker. 73 (7): 36.
  4. ^ "Indie labels helped make a big difference in '96". Florida Times Union. 1 Jan 1997. p. D4.
  5. ^ Thomas, Rob (16 Mar 2000). "SPOTLIGHT: RACHEL'S". Wisconsin State Journal. Rhythm. p. 18.
  6. ^ a b "Music for Egon Schiele - Rachel's | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic" – via www.allmusic.com.
  7. ^ "Rachel's - Music for Egon Schiele (album review ) | Sputnikmusic". www.sputnikmusic.com.
  8. ^ "Music: Edgies". The Village Voice. 41 (2): 41. 9 Jan 1996.
  9. ^ Fricke, David (Mar 21, 1996). "On the edge". Rolling Stone (730): 98.