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SCHOENBERG: Pierrot Lunaire / Chamber Symphony No. 1 / 4 Orchestral Songs (Schoenberg, Vol. 6)


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SCHOENBERG: Pierrot Lunaire / Chamber Symphony No. 1 / 4 Orchestral Songs (Schoenberg, Vol. 6)

Arnold Schoenberg sought to write music that avoided traditional tonal implications, which eventually led him away from tonality altogether. Herzgewächse is a short piece for high soprano and what has been called ‘an awkward ensemble’. It is an example of the ‘sound of colour’, the result of Schoenberg’s collaboration with his friend, the avant-garde painter Kandinsky. One of Schoenberg’s best-known works, Pierrot Lunaire marks a return to counterpoint. His Four Orchestral Songs balance the traditional settings of texts with innovatory instrumentation, while the propulsive power of the earlier Chamber Symphony brings to mind the music of Beethoven.

Schoenberg, Arnold
Maeterlinck, Maurice, lyricist(s)

  Herzgewachse, Op. 20
1.   Herzgewachse, Op. 20 00:03:31

Schoenberg, Arnold
Giraud, Albert, lyricist(s)

  Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
2.   Part I: No. 1. Moondrunk 00:01:54
3.   Part I: No. 2. Columbine 00:01:43
4.   Part I: No. 3. The Dandy 00:01:27
5.   Part I: No. 4. An Ethereal Washerwoman 00:01:29
6.   Part I: No. 5. Chopin Waltz 00:01:23
7.   Part I: No. 6. Madonna 00:02:05
8.   Part I: No. 7. The Sick Moon 00:03:06
9.   Part II: No. 8. Night 00:02:27
10.   Part II: No. 9. Prayer to Pierrot 00:01:06
11.   Part II: No. 10. Theft 00:01:13
12.   Part II: No. 11. Red Mass 00:01:52
13.   Part II: No. 12. Gallows Song 00:00:18
14.   Part II: No. 13. Beheading 00:02:19
15.   Part II: No. 14. The Crosses 00:02:20
16.   Part III: No. 15. Homesickness 00:02:17
17.   Part III: No. 16. Vulgarity 00:01:13
18.   Part III: No. 17. Parody 00:01:25
19.   Part III: No. 18. The Moonspot 00:00:54
20.   Part III: No. 19. Serenade 00:02:30
21.   Part III: No. 20. Homeward Bound 00:01:53
22.   Part III: No. 21. O Ancient Fragrance 00:01:36

Schoenberg, Arnold
Dowson, Ernest / Rilke, Rainer Maria, lyricist(s)

  4 Orchestral Song, Op. 22
23.   No. 1. Seraphita 00:05:25
24.   No. 2. Alle, welche dich Suchen 00:01:59
25.   No. 3. Mach mich zum Wachter deiner Weiten 00:03:49
26.   No. 4. Vorgefuhler 00:02:19

Schoenberg, Arnold

  Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (original version)
27.   Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (original version) 00:20:20

Total Playing Time: 01:13:53

Schoenberg, Arnold

Dowson, Ernest; Giraud, Albert; Maeterlinck, Maurice; Rilke, Rainer Maria

Craft, Robert

Philharmonia Orchestra

Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble

Alley, John; Carey, Tim; Hulse, Eileen; Silja, Anja; Williams, Sioned; Wyn-Rogers, Catherine

Label: Naxos

Genre: Vocal; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557523

Barcode: 747313252329

Boxset: 8.506023

Physical Release: 03/2007

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