These arrangements for string orchestra of works by Alban Berg — some by Berg himself, others by later musicians — chart his development as a composer, from prentice pieces composed under the tutelage of Arnold Schoenberg to the rich, mature style of one of his masterpieces, the Lyric Suite, written to express an impassioned and illicit love.
Ernst Kovacic, conductor NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra, chamber orchestra
Early Pieces (1904–7, arr. 2014) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0247/TOCC0247t02.mp3
Lyric Suite (1925–26, arr. 1927, 2005) https://d3i77y9w5vf4up.cloudfront.net/TOCC0247/TOCC0247t09.mp3
Catalogue No: TOCC0247EAN/UPC: 5060113442475Release Date: 06.10.2014Composer: Alban Berg Artists: Ernst Kovacic, NFM Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
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Paul Driver :
“Berg’s Opus 1 Piano Sonata in Wijnand van Klaveren’s powerful adaptation is almost more impressive than the original: an astringent threnody.” The Sunday Times
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