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Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, etc / Craft, Wyn-Rogers, et al

> Herzgewachse, Op. 20 - Herzgewachse, Op. 20
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 1. Moondrunk
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 2. Columbine
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 3. The Dandy
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 4. An Ethereal Washerwoman
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 5. Chopin Waltz
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 6. Madonna
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part I: No. 7. The Sick Moon
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 8. Night
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 9. Prayer to Pierrot
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 10. Theft
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 11. Red Mass
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 12. Gallows Song
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 13. Beheading
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part II: No. 14. The Crosses
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 15. Homesickness
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 16. Vulgarity
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 17. Parody
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 18. The Moonspot
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 19. Serenade
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 20. Homeward Bound
> Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 - Part III: No. 21. O Ancient Fragrance
> 4 Lieder, Op. 22 - No. 1. Seraphita
> 4 Lieder, Op. 22 - No. 2. Alle, welche dich Suchen
> 4 Lieder, Op. 22 - No. 3. Mach mich zum Wachter deiner Weiten
> 4 Lieder, Op. 22 - No. 4. Vorgefuhler
> Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (original 1906 version) - Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (original version)

Album Summary

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Herzgewachse, song for soprano, celesta, harp & harmonium, Op. 20
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Orchestral Songs (4) Op. 22
>Schoenberg, Arnold : Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

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.



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>Schoenberg, Arnold : Herzgewächse, song for soprano, celesta, harp & harmonium, Op. 20
  • Performers: Sioned Williams (Harp); Timothy Carey (Piano); Eileen Hulse (Soprano); Tim Carey; John Alley (Harmonium)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra members
  • Notes: Abbey Road Studio 1, London (05/28/1994-05/29/1994)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 12/1911

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21
  • Performers: Christopher Oldfather (Piano); Charles Neidich (Clarinet); Michael Parloff (Piccolo); Michael Parloff (Flute); Rolf Schulte (Viola); Rolf Schulte (Violin); Fred Sherry (Cello)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  • Running Time: 16 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Orchestral Songs (4) Op. 22
  • Performer: Catherine Wyn-Rogers (Alto)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Running Time: 12 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9
  • Performers: Toby Appel (Viola); Harry Searing (Contrabassoon); Tara O'Connor (Flute); Tara O'Connor (Piccolo); Carmit Zori (Violin); Alan Kay (Clarinet); Melanie Feld (Oboe); Frank Morelli (Bassoon); Stephen Taylor (Oboe); Chris Komer (French Horn); Michael Lowenstern (Clarinet); Charles Neidich (E Flat Clarinet); Donald Palma (Double Bass); William Purvis (French Horn); Rolf Schulte (Violin); Fred Sherry (Cello)
  • Conductor: Robert Craft
  • Ensemble: Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble
  • Running Time: 20 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906