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Tibor Ková? first violin, Shkëlzen Doli second violin, Thilo Fechner viola, Stephan Koncz cello, Ödön Rácz double bass, Daniel Ottensamer clarinet, František Jánoška piano
Guests: Walter Auer flute, Christoph Traxler harmonium
The Philharmonics, the ensemble founded by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, fill the Café Sperl with some of the most authentically Viennese sounds imaginable – the Strauss waltzes that Schoenberg, Berg and Webern arranged and performed in May 1921 to raise funds for their pioneering “Society for Private
Musical Performances”. This is music the players have in their blood, and they maintain the echt atmosphere with Godowsky’s tribute to the city, “Alt-Wien” and a clutch of Kreisler gems, rounding the programme off with a new piece by the ensemble’s leader Tibor Ková?, based on traditional Jewish melodies and Mahler themes, “Yiddische Mame”.
Recorded live at Café Sperl in Vienna, 9 March 2011
BONUS: How Schoenberg came to arrange waltzes by Strauss
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles (Bonus): English, French
Running time: 64 mins (concert) + 10 mins (bonus)
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9)
Works on This Recording
Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Written: 1889; Vienna, Austria
Notes: Arranger: Arnold Schoenberg.
Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Written: 1869; Vienna, Austria
Notes: Arranger: Alban Berg.
Schön Rosmarin by Fritz Kreisler
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