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SCHOENBERG: Verklarte Nacht / Chamber Symphony No. 2

Composer(s):Schoenberg, Arnold
Artist(s) Yuasa, Takuo, Conductor • Ulster Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.554371
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By ABC Radio 24 Hours,February 2001

"It's good to see a 'Super-Bargain' edition of Schoenberg under way, especially when at least two of the three performances on this disc are so good. Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No 1 of 1906 is an undoubted masterpiece, and the composer began No2 only weeks later. For whatever reason, he then set it aside, only returning to it in 1939. Both the chamber symphonies are tonal but, 30 years on, Schoenberg was composing 12-tone works. He tried to complete the symphony 'in style', but it's not really convincing, and remains of interest largely because it's by Schoenberg. Still, the performance is crisp and spirited. The brief and effective Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene is a gem from the composer's 12-tone years. The film scene in question existed only in Schoenberg's heard,


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,September 2005



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