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The Works Of Arnold Schoenberg Vol 1 / Robert Craft


Release Date: 09/29/2009 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8505223   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Arnold SchoenbergJohann Sebastian BachJohannes Brahms
Performer:  Jennifer LaneChristopher OldfatherFred SherryToby Appel,   ... 
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics EnsembleFred Sherry String QuartetPhilharmonia Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Craft performed a valuable service by recording the complete works of Arnold Schoenberg at a time when many of them were not otherwise available. Though the American conductor was Igor Stravinsky’s dedicated musical amanuensis during the Russian composer’s final decades, he was also devoted to the works of the Austrian composer, and these recordings testify to the degree of his devotion. Using world-class orchestras such as the Philharmonia and the London Symphony, Craft creates unfailingly precise readings of such tremendously difficult works as Variations for Orchestra and Five Pieces for Orchestra. Using first-rank soloists like mezzo-soprano Jennifer Lane and bass Stephen Varcoe, Craft delivers uncannily accurate accounts of the Read more Serenade and the one-act opera, Die glücklicke Hand…These letter-perfect readings inspire admiration…Originally recorded by Koch International and re-issued by Naxos, the digital sound here is rich, deep and colorful…

-- James Leonard,Allmusic.com [10/2009]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for String Quartet after Handel's Op. 6 no 7 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble,  Fred Sherry String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Gurrelieder: Lied der Waldtaube by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Jennifer Lane (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900-1911; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Jennifer Lane (Mezzo Soprano), Christopher Oldfather (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1909; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Suite for Piano, Op. 25 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Christopher Oldfather (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1921-1923; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Serenade, Op. 24 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Fred Sherry (Cello), Toby Appel (Viola), David Starobin (Guitar),
Peter Press (Mandolin), Charles Neidich (Clarinet), Stephen Varcoe (Baritone),
Alan R. Kay (Clarinet), Rolf Schulte (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  20th Century Classics Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920-1923; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1928; Berlin, Germany 
7.
Komm, Gott, Schöpfer, Heiliger Geist, BWV 667 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg 
8.
Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele, BWV 654 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg 
9.
Prelude and Fugue in E flat major, BWV 552 "St Anne": Fugue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes:  Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg  
10.
Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for Cello in D major after Harpsichord Concerto in D by G.M. Monn by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Fred Sherry (Cello)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; Arcachon, France 
12.
Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Notes: Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg 
13.
Die glückliche Hand, Op. 18 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Mark Beesley (Bass)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Quintet for Winds, Op. 26 by Arnold Schoenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Woodwind Quintet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923-1924; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Chamber Symphony no 2, Op. 38 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1916; Vienna, Austria 
16.
A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; USA 
17.
Genesis Suite: no 1, Prelude, Op. 44 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra,  Simon Joly Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
18.
Dreimal tausend Jahre, Op. 50a by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Joly Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
19.
De profundis, Op. 50b by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Simon Joly Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950; USA 
20.
Ode to Napoleon, Op. 41 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Jeremy Denk (Piano), David Wilson-Johnson (Speaker)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fred Sherry String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
21.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 36 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Rolf Schulte (Violin)
Conductor:  Robert Craft
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 

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