- Performer:Bavarian State Orchestra / Zubin Mehta
- Title:Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht; Kammersinfonie
- Style:Orchestral,Chamber Music
- Date of release:2003
- Size FLAC version1549 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1565 megabytes
- Size WMA version1540 megabytes
- Formats:VOX XM AHX MIDI DXD MMF
Bavarian State Orchestra, Zubin Mehta. Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht; Kammersinfonie.
The present recording contains the "Verklärte Nacht" (Transfigured night) after a poem by Richard Dehmel dating from 1899, ( in the revised version for string orchestra from 1943) and the Chamber Symphony Nr 1, Op. 9 from 1906. Verklärte Nacht op. 4 - Arragement for string orchestra by the composer revision of 1943 Chamber symphony op. 9 - For 15 solo instruments. Audio CD (September 1, 2003). Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware. Number of Discs: 1. Format: Super Audio CD - DSD.
Bavarian State Orchestra Zubin Mehta (conductor). Verklaerte Nacht is wonderfully transparent, and very nicely paced. The detail in the orchestration is captured very well. When the first chairs emerge for chamber passages, the sound is truly balanced. The performance of the Kammersinfonie is very good, and while it's a bit on the rowdy side it works well. There are parts where the interpretation gets a little unfocused, and I wasn't sure what I was supposed to be hearing, even though it's clearly marked in the score. The solo playing is sometimes not milked for its worth, but the best parts tend to be the quieter sections where details, chords, and even overtones can actually be heard.
Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4, is a string sextet in one movement composed by Arnold Schoenberg in 1899. Composed in just three weeks, it is considered his earliest important work. It was inspired by Richard Dehmel's poem of the same name, combined with the influence of Schoenberg's strong feelings upon meeting Mathilde von Zemlinsky (the sister of his teacher Alexander von Zemlinsky), whom he would later marry
2 Revised Version (String Orchestra). 1 Original Version (String Sextet). 2 Revised Version (String Orchestra). Arrangements and Transcriptions. 1 For String Orchestra (Staheli).
Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Chamber Symphony No, Bayerische Staatsorchester/ Mehta. When he was working with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the late 1960s, Zubin Mehta made some impressive recordings of Schoenberg for Decca, including both the composer's own string-orchestra transcription of Verklärte Nacht and the First Chamber Symphony. These performances from Munich (the Bayerische Staatsorchester plays for the Bavarian State Opera, where Mehta is music director) show he has not lost any of that affinity with the leader of the Second Viennese School. These are striking, urgent performances.
Арнольд Шёнберг (Arnold Schoenberg) Kammersinfonie Nr. 1. (play). Arnold Franz Walter Schönberg Piano Piece Op. 33A.
CreditsBavarian State Orchestra - Primary Artist
Zubin Mehta - Primary Artist
|Verklärte Nacht, for string sextet, Op. 4|
|1||1. Grave||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||7:36|
|2||2. Poco Adagio||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||8:41|
|3||3. Adagio||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||10:56|
|4||4. Adagio, Molto Tranquillo||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||5:26|
|Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9|
|5||[Part 1]||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||5:54|
|6||[Part 2]||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||5:34|
|7||[Part 3]||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||3:20|
|8||[Part 4]||Zubin Mehta / Bavarian State Orchestra||6:58|