Schoenberg Bis

Schoenberg Quartet - Louis Andriessen: Garden of Eros (2009) (Repost)

Schoenberg Quartet - Louis Andriessen: Garden of Eros (2009)
EAC | APE (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:12:16 | 339 MB
Genre: Avant-Garde, Modern Classical, Minimalism | Label: Attacca | Catalog: CD 29121

This disc includes all the music for string quartet written by Louis Andriessen, recorded by the Schoenberg Quartet in the years before the group dissolved in 2009. Even in the early Quartet in two movements, written when Andriessen was 18, the composer's inventiveness and quirky sense of humor peek through. It's an affable piece, entirely professional and assured, with enough individuality to be recognizably the work of a composer who has something to say and the wherewithal to say it.
Malin Hartelius & Gringolts Quartet - Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 (2017)

Malin Hartelius & Gringolts Quartet - Schoenberg: String Quartets Nos. 2 & 4 (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:04:59 | 149 MB
Label: BIS

Conceived thirty years apart, both works on the present disc came into being at difficult times in the life of Arnold Schoenberg. Emotional stress caused by a marital crisis around 1907-1908 is often claimed to have contributed to the break with tonality that the Second String Quartet represents – in the course of the work Schoenberg moves from the post-Wagnerian chromaticism of Late Romanticism to atonality, with the final movement lacking a key signature altogether. Another unusual feature is the inclusion of a soprano in the two last movements. Schoenberg himself later wrote: 'I was inspired by poems of Stefan George, the German poet… and, surprisingly, without any expectation on my part, these songs showed a style quite different from everything I had written before.'
Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)

Matteo Fossi, Marco Gaggini - Schoenberg: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Chamber Symphonies (2017)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 58:57 | 197 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Brilliant Classics | Catalog: 94957BR

Although both the Op.9 Chamber Symphony and Five Orchestral Pieces Op.16 broke new ground not only in Schoenberg’s own output but the fast‐developing history of orchestral music around the turn of the 20th century, piano duet arrangements of such works were still regarded as obligatory, as they had been for Brahms.
Fort Worth SO, Miguel Harth-Bedoya - Lutoslawski: Concerto for Orchestra; Brahms-Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No.1 (2016)

Witold Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra
Johannes Brahms: Piano Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op. 25 (orch. Arnold Schoenberg)
Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 169 Mb | Artwork included
Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi USA | # HMU807668 | Time: 01:11:40

On his fourth recording for harmonia mundi, GRAMMY-nominated conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leads the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra in an all-orchestral program featuring Witold Lutoslawski's Concerto for Orchestra and Arnold Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quartet No.1. With its use of folk melodies to generate tremendous momentum and dramatic impact, the Concerto for Orchestra established Lutoslawski as Poland's leading contemporary composer. Harth-Bedoya couples this powerful and complex score with Schoenberg's rich and colorful arrangement of one of Brahms's most popular chamber works.
Pierre Boulez conducts Schoenberg, Berio, Carter, Kurtag, Xenakis, Birtwistle, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough (1995) 5CD Box Set

Pierre Boulez conducts Arnold Schoenberg, Luciano Berio, Elliott Carter, György Kurtág
Iannis Xenakis, Harrison Birtwistle, Gérard Grisey, Hugues Dufourt, Brian Ferneyhough
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre National de France; Ensemble InterContemporain
New Swingle Singers, Heinz Holliger, Régis Pasquier, André Trouttet, Sophie Cherrier
Choeur John Alldis, Adrienne Csengery, Marta Fabian, Istvan Matuz

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.03 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 681 Mb | Scans ~ 78 Mb
Genre: Classical | Label: Erato | # 4509-98496-2 | Time: 04:57:24

Collecting five CDs for about the price of three, this set of Boulez recordings is without parallel among the conductor's new-music releases. Imagine getting Boulez's celebrated single CD of Luciano Berio's Sinfonia and Eindrücke and his equally impressive single CD of Arnold Schoenberg's Pelleas und Melisande and Variations for Orchestra, bundled with four pivotal Elliott Carter works, Sir Harrison Birtwistle's electrifying …AGM…, Gérard Grisey's Modulations, Iannis Xenakis's Jalons, Hugues Dufourt's Antiphysis, and Brian Ferneyhough's Funerailles, and you have an idea how far this set stretches.
Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg) (2016)

Susan Platts, Charles Reid, Roderick Williams & JoAnn Falletta - Mahler: Songs (Arr. A. Schoenberg)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 80:57 min | 323 MB
Label: Naxos | Tracks: 10 | Rls.date: 2016

Arnold Schoenberg founded the Society for Private Musical Performances in 1918 to perform contemporary music from ‘Mahler to the present’. Mahler had been an early supporter of Schoenberg’s music, and Schoenberg repaid the favour by arranging Mahler’s orchestral works for chamber ensemble and including them at the society’s concerts. The colourful Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen are given a feel of great intimacy in this form, while the lighter scoring of Das Lied von der Erde has the advantage of clarifying instrumental textures, its magical effects capturing ‘the finite nature of earthly things’.

The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by interes at June 19, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg

The Cambridge Companion to Schoenberg (Cambridge Companions to Music) by Jennifer Shaw and Joseph Auner
English | 2010 | ISBN: 0521690862, 0521870496 | 346 pages | EPUB | 1 MB
Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)

Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Serenade, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Ode to Napoleon (1993)
EAC | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:05:22 | 321 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Music | Catalog: SMK 48463

The three works presented here reveal distinctly different phases of Arnold Schoenberg's development, each a critical point of departure. In the Pieces (5) for Orchestra (1909), Schoenberg's atonal language appears full-blown and marks a clear break with tonality. For the first time, Schoenberg places content over form and dispenses with any pretenses toward classical objectivity or balance.
Edward Gardner - Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Edward Gardner - Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 102:36 minutes | 1.60 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Recorded live on SACD in the sumptuous acoustic of Griegha llen in Bergen, this mind-blowing interpretation of Schoenberg's Gurre-Lieder involves 350 performers: large choral forces, six exceptional soloists, and the legendary Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra extended for the occasion all conducted by Edward Gardner. Marking the pinnacle of the Orchestra's 250th anniversary celebrations, the same forces offered two evening concerts that met with unanimous acclaim in the press, including a five-star review from The Daily Telegraph praising the 'sweep of Gardner's conducting, by turns luminous and incisive'.
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Markus Stenz, Soloists - Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs

Arnold Schoenberg - Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs
Barbara Haveman (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)
Gerhard Siegel (tenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone), Johannes Martin Kränzle (speaker)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Markus Stenz

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 251 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68081/2 | Time: 01:48:01

Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln have demonstrated a special aptitude for performing large scale post-Romantic works, notably the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, which they recorded for Oehms Classics as a series of hybrid SACDs. They have followed that impressive cycle with what is probably the most Mahlerian work Arnold Schoenberg ever composed, the massive Gurrelieder for solo voices, multiple choruses, and large orchestra. This 2015 Hyperion release is impressive in its crisp details, vibrant tone colors, and startling clarity, all of which are evident in the opening instrumental passages in the Prelude, and which continue through the nearly operatic vocal parts, which have remarkable presence in the face of an orchestra that exceeds Wagnerian proportions. The recording is presented on two CDs that offer extraordinary sound for digital stereo, and the only disappointment is that this wasn't released as a multichannel recording. Listeners who find Schoenberg's modernist music difficult may be more receptive to this cantata, which is his most openly Romantic score and strongly reminiscent of Wagner's music dramas. Highly recommended.