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Schoenberg: Suite, Wind Quintet / David Atherton


Release Date: 08/20/2007 
Label:  London/Decca Enterprise Catalog #: 433083   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Antony PayGervase de PeyerRoger FallowsNona Liddell,   ... 
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eighteen years after their first issue, these Schoenberg performances by the London Sinfonietta remain hard to beat. The reason is simple: the notes on paper have been so well assimilated. Even the second movement of the Suite, which can sound merely hectic, has a musicality reinforcing the awareness that Schoenberg was thinking of the world of cabaret as much as of the classroom and counterpoint.

In the earlier Wind Quintet Schoenberg was still feeling his way towards a 12-note style that was as well-characterized thematically as it was well-balanced in form. Yet the Sinfonietta players bring ample light and shade to the twining polyphonic lines, and the rather closely recorded sound, if a little dry by today's standards,
Read more ensures maximum clarity of textural perception. I should add that Decca are still using the notes I wrote for the original LP set.

- Arnold Whittall, GRAMOPHONE (6/1992)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite, Op. 29 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Antony Pay (E Flat Clarinet), Gervase de Peyer (Clarinet), Roger Fallows (Bass Clarinet),
Nona Liddell (Violin), Donald McVay (Viola), John Constable (Piano),
Jennifer Ward-Clarke (Cello)
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925-1926; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1973-74 
Venue:  All Saint's Church, Petersham 
Length: 32 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 26 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Janet Craxton (Oboe), Roger Birnstingl (Bassoon), Sebastian Bell (Flute),
Antony Pay (Clarinet), Alan Civil (French Horn)
Conductor:  David Atherton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Sinfonietta members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1973-74 
Venue:  All Saint's Church, Petersham 
Length: 40 Minutes 52 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Suite, Op.29: 1. Ouvertüre - Allegretto
Suite, Op.29: 2. Tanzschritte - Moderato
Suite, Op.29: 3. Theme and variations
Suite, Op.29: 4. Gigue
Wind Quintet, Op.26: 1. Schwungvoll
Wind Quintet, Op.26: 2. Anmutig und heiter; scherzando
Wind Quintet, Op.26: 3. Etwas langsam
Wind Quintet, Op.26: 4. Rondo

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