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Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz; Zeisl / Renee Fleming, Emerson Quartet

Berg / Fleming / Emerson String Quartet
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002370702   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Alban BergEgon WelleszEric Zeisl
Performer:  Renée Fleming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This release unites star soprano Renee Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet for the first time on a journey to Vienna in the ‘20s and ‘30s, through music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism. The record features Berg’s intricate Lyric Suite and Wellesz’s Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, sung in German translations by Rainer Maria Rilke. This release unites star soprano Renee Fleming and the Emerson String Quartet for the first time on a journey to Vienna in the ‘20s and ‘30s, through music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism. The record features Berg’s intricate Lyric Suite and Wellesz’s Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, sung in German translations by Rainer Maria Rilke. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet by Alban Berg
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Austria 
2.
Sonnets of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op 52 by Egon Wellesz
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Written: ?1935 
3.
Komm, süsser Tod by Eric Zeisl
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet

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