Berlin 1920s

Berlin 1920s

One of the major avant-garde movements of the 20th century, German Expressionism experienced its most beautiful creations in 1920s Berlin. Reflecting an era marked by war and pessimism, the artists of the time strove to convey powerful feelings by applying a subjective and distorting vision to the arts. These elements (dissonance, dynamic contrasts, textural changes, distorted melodies) can be found in the compositions of Schoenberg, Berg or Webern or in the works of Munch, Nolde, Marc, Heckel, Schiele, Beckmann...

Album Title Alt. Duration Compo/Artist Description Keywords Key BPM
CEZ4508 Wiener Tango
[CEZ4508 - 4]
0 2'04 Antoine Glatard Quirky tango based on on a dramatic scansion. Clarinet, cello & [...] German realism, tango movement, passionate, symphony orchestra, tragi-comic [...] Dm 120
CEZ4125 Tovaritch Waltz
[CEZ4125 - 6]
0 2'24 Piotr Moss Russian waltz. Nostalgic & swinging. Small ensemble with violin, [...] circus music, 1920, funfair, German realism, 1930 [...] Am 96
CEZ4060 Alt Kabaret
[CEZ4060 - 12]
0 2'55 Teddy Lasry In the spirit of the Berliners cabaret of the 20's. Sax, clarinet, [...] German realism, retro cabaret, carefree, 1920, Berlin [...] C 126
CEZ4268 Animals on Parade
[CEZ4268 - 6]
3 1'05 Laurent Couson Joyful, lively & burlesque. Symphony orchestra. revue, variety orchestra, circus music, 1930, retro cabaret [...] Cm 118
CEZ4268 Animals on Parade 2
[CEZ4268 - 15]
0 0'59 Laurent Couson Joyful, lively & carefree. Symphony orchestra & rhythm. revue, variety orchestra, 1930, retro cabaret, confident [...] C 118
CEZ4268 Animals on Parade 3
[CEZ4268 - 16]
0 1'33 Laurent Couson Carefree. Brass band & drums. retro cabaret, variety orchestra, 1930, brass ensemble, revue [...] Ab 162
CEZ4268 Animals on Parade 4
[CEZ4268 - 17]
0 1'14 Laurent Couson Carefree. Small instrumental ensemble. revue, 1930, retro cabaret, building, circus [...] Ab 162
CEZ4386 Crossing Cultures
[CEZ4386 - 3]
0 1'58 Piotr Moss Sudden, grating & ironic in a Jewish mood. Piano, clarinet, strings & [...] marcato, relentless, disturbing, German realism, Yiddish [...] G 114
CEO2005 Mitteleuropa Nostalgia
[CEO2005 - 9]
0 1'46 Bruno Alexiu Fox-trot. Outdated & dancing. Strings ensemble. foxtrot, 1920, 1930, 1940, old-fashioned [...] Em 82
CEZ4125 Berliner Ragtime
[CEZ4125 - 1]
0 2'28 Piotr Moss Easy-going & old-fashioned. 1920's style. Small ensemble with [...] circus music, retro cabaret, German realism, 1920, 1930 [...] G 129
CEZ4308 Warsovian Cabaret
[CEZ4308 - 4]
0 2'43 Piotr Moss Retro & better-sweet tango with a burlesque touch. Small ensemble [...] retro cabaret, tango movement, tragi-comic, clarinet (all), old-fashioned [...] C 118
CEZ4268 Circus Life
[CEZ4268 - 8]
0 0'36 Laurent Couson Carefree & burlesque. Brass band. variety orchestra, 1930, retro cabaret, revue, 1920 [...] Dbm 105
CEZ4047 Dada
[CEZ4047 - 20]
0 0'53 Didier Goret Burlesque, absurd & eccentric. Clarinets, violin, piano & bass drum. animation & cartoons, abstract art, clumsy, German realism, bouncy [...] Bb 92
CEO2009 The Curators' Ballet
[CEO2009 - 2]
0 0'49 Philippe Hersant Light & childlike. Clarinet, bass clarinet & string quartet. walking, arts & crafts, impressionism, historical narrative, pastoral [...] G 112
CEZ4308 The Polish Plain
[CEZ4308 - 15]
0 1'56 Piotr Moss Melancholic, solitary & desolate. Accordion & cello @ 0'40. chromatic accordion, lament, sad, string section, cello [...] Em 68
CEO2083 Tango Canalla
[CEO2083 - 8]
0 2'12 Marc-Olivier Dupin Grotesque, burlesque & tragical-comical. Tango for silent movie [...] ballroom dancing, acoustic piano, 1920, silent movie, classical tango [...] C 120
CEZ4023 People Next Door
[CEZ4023 - 5]
0 3'32 Piotr Moss Old-fashioned & nostalgic waltz. Honky-tonk piano. honky-tonk piano, silent movie, swaying, old-fashioned, German realism [...] Em 126
CEZ4256 The Soldier's Leave
[CEZ4256 - 10]
0 1'49 Gilles Maugenest Interrogative & funny. Trumpet & clarinets. circus music, clarinet, Russia, trumpet, 1920 [...] Ebm 122
CEZ4043 Warmongers Waltz
[CEZ4043 - 1]
0 1'20 Gérard Torikian Hard, serious & slow. The time war approaches. Archive style [...] Twentieth century music, historical narrative, destiny, poignant, armed conflict [...] Am 69
CEZ4047 Mort à Berlin
[CEZ4047 - 30]
0 0'55 Jean-Yves Bosseur Sarcastic but disturbing. Brass section with accordion & percussion. German realism, geopolitics, solemn, 1920, chromatic accordion [...] Am 101
CEZ4047 Constructivisme
[CEZ4047 - 29]
0 1'54 Didier Goret Mechanical & determined. Unemotional. Solo piano. German realism, Soviet Russia, abstract art, inexorable, relentless [...] Gb 153
CEZ4308 Grotesque Mazurka
[CEZ4308 - 8]
0 1'49 Piotr Moss Burlesque & better-sweet Polish folk dance. Small ensemble with [...] retro cabaret, clumsy, circus music, slapstick, halloween [...] Am 97
CEZ4086 Lola Lola
[CEZ4086 - 12]
0 2'33 Marc-Olivier Dupin Like in a German expressionist movie. Caustic. Trumpet, accordion & [...] retro cinema, German realism, tragi-comic, 1930, 1940 [...] Bbm 118
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