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Music of Second Viennese School - Berg, Webern, et al

Album Summary

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite, for orchestra (arr. from Nos.2-4 of string quartet version)
>Webern, Anton : Variations for orchestra, Op. 30
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10
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Notes & Reviews:

The music of the second Viennese School is considered the jumping off point of modern music. Arnold Schoenberg and his proteges Anton Webern and Alban Berg took the experimental and bold leap into atonality. While Schoenberg's second String Quartet is notated to be in F-sharp minor it is a transitional work that is of ambiguous tonality. The final movement features soprano Claudia Barainsky. Berg's Lyric Suite was composed for string quartet in 1925 and arranged for string orchestra in 1928. It is not only an influential piece of music but also conceals references to the love of his life, Hannah Fuchs. Weberns's Variations for Orchestra can be considered his greatest hit, it was originally dedicated to Werner Reinhart, the patron of the Orchestra Musikkollegium Winterhur. The Orchestra Musikkollegium Winterhur dates its history back over 200 years and has been conducted by most of the great conductors from that time to the present.



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Works Details

>Berg, Alban : Early Songs (7)
  • Performer: Claudia Barainsky (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: 09/23/2005-09/29/2005
  • Running Time: 13 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1905-1908

>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite, for orchestra (arr. from Nos.2-4 of string quartet version)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: 09/23/2005-09/29/2005
  • Running Time: 16 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Webern, Anton : Variations for orchestra, Op. 30
  • Performer: Claudia Barainsky (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: 09/23/2005-09/29/2005
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1940-1941

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10
  • Performer: Claudia Barainsky (Soprano)
  • Conductor: Jac Steen
  • Notes: 09/23/2005-09/29/2005
  • Running Time: 31 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1908