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Schoenberg, Webern, Berg / Rattle, Augér, City Of Birmingham


Release Date: 06/10/2003 
Label:  Emi Classics Encore Catalog #: 75880   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arnold SchoenbergAnton WebernAlban Berg
Performer:  Arleen Augér
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"Rattle has no real competitor in the Berg...and the whole collection is thoroughly welcome. The recording is clear but natural, with a commendably wide dynamic range. The CBSO, of course, lack the last millimetre or two of plushy deep pile that the BPO allow Karajan and Levine to luxuriate in, but I cannot say that a slightly leaner Schoenberg strikes me as a lesser Schoenberg. Webern positively gains from the more sinewy sound; even in Berg, where Mahlerian overtones are appropriate one is reminded that there's not all that much fat on Mahler's orchestra either."
From the GRAMOPHONE review of the original release:
"Rattle has no real competitor in the Berg...and the whole collection is thoroughly welcome. The recording is clear but natural, with a commendably wide dynamic range. The CBSO, of course, lack the last millimetre or two of plushy deep pile that the BPO allow Karajan and Levine to luxuriate in, but I cannot say that a slightly leaner Schoenberg strikes me as a lesser Schoenberg. Webern positively gains from the more sinewy sound; even in Berg, where Mahlerian overtones are appropriate one is reminded that there's not all that much fat on Mahler's orchestra either." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Pieces (5) for Orchestra, Op. 16 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Warwick Arts Centre, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 37 Secs. 
2. Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1909; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Warwick Arts Centre, England 
Length: 8 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Lulu-Suite by Alban Berg
Performer:  Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Rattle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1988 
Venue:  Warwick Arts Centre, England 
Length: 34 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

Sound Samples

Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 (original version): I. Vorgefühle (Sehr rasch)
Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 (original version): II. Vergangenes (Mässige Viertel)
Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 (original version): III. Farben (Mässige Viertel)
Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 (original version): IV. Peripetie (Sehr rasch)
Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 (original version): V. Das obligate Rezitativ (Bewegte Achtel)
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): I. Langsam
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): II. Bewegt
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): III. Mässig
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): IV. Sehr mässig
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): V. Sehr langsam
Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 6 (revised version): VI. Langsam
Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): I. Rondo (Andante) und Hymne
Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): II. Ostinato (Allegro)
Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): III. Lied der Lulu (Comodo)
Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): IV. Variationen (Moderato)
Lulu Suite (Symphonic Pieces from the opera 'Lulu'): V. Adagio

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