The Chamber Music Arrangements / Linos Ensemble

Release Date: 9/21/2018
Label: Capriccio
Catalog Number: C7265
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Number of Discs: 8

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$29.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Founded in November 1918 by Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951) and a few of his confidants, the Association for Private Musical Performances constituted perhaps the most progressive and most intensive opportunity for a select Viennese musical circle to familiarize themselves with contemporary and the latest works of the international composers’ scene in the immediate aftermath of the First World War and hence at the time of a dearth of a cultural spirit of optimism and innovation. Schoenberg had a close personal tie with many of the composers performed at the association concerts, as in the case of Zemlinsky. The association became a nursery for the entire modern music from Richard Strauss and Debussy to Webern, as far as the instrumentation of the works allowed. This release explores some of the chamber music works that came out of that association, including pieces by Bruckner, Mahler, Webern, and Schoenberg himself, among others.

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REVIEW:

The Linos Ensemble offer fastidiously prepared performances of fascinating repertoire in unusual arrangements. The quality of the music-making on offer transcends the historical importance of many of these reductions. Given the fact that these discs have been laid down over a twelve year period, recording standards are consistently excellent. Indeed it is a delight to be able to hear the sound of the harmonium so perfectly integrated into the texture in so many of these arrangements.

– MusicWeb International
Works on This Recording
1. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881-1883 ; Vienna, Austria
1. Orchestral Songs (6), Op. 8: Excerpts by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer: Simone Nold (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
2. Symphony no 4 in G major by Gustav Mahler
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892-1900 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Olaf Bär (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883-1896 ; Germany
4. Das Lied von der Erde by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Ivonne Fuchs (Alto), Markus Schäfer (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1908-1909 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Kindertotenlieder by Gustav Mahler
Performer: Marion Eckstein (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1904 ; Vienna, Austria
6. Concerto for Violin by Alban Berg
Performer: Winfried Rademacher (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Austria
7. Altenberg Lieder (5), Op. 4 by Alban Berg
Performer: Marion Eckstein (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ; Austria
8. Concerto for Violin in A major, Op. 101 by Max Reger
Performer: Winfried Rademacher (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1907-1908 ; Germany
9. Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; Vienna, Austria
10. Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton von Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
11. Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1894 ; France
12. Romantic Suite, Op. 125 by Max Reger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1912 ; Germany
13. Gesänge (6), Op. 13 by Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer: Zoryana Kushpler (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910-1913 ; Vienna, Austria
14. Berceuse elégiaque, Op. 42a by Ferruccio Busoni
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1910 ; Berlin, Germany
15. Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1869 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Rosen aus dem Süden by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1880 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Lagunen-Walzer, Op. 411 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Vienna, Austria
18. Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1889 ; Vienna, Austria
19. Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885 ; Vienna, Austria
20. Eine Nacht in Venedig: Lagunen-Walzer, Op. 411 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Linos Ensemble
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883 ; Vienna, Austria
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