The Philharmonics

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The Philharmonics

Catalogue No:

ACC20228

Discs:

1

Release date:

31st Oct 2011

Barcode:

4260234830156

Medium:

DVD Video

Format:

NTSC

Region:

all
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The Philharmonics

Waltzes By Johann Strauss. Aarranged by Schoenberg, Berg & Webern


Godowsky:

Triakontameron No. 11 'Alt Wien'

Kováč:

Yiddische Mame

Kreisler:

Marche miniature viennoise

Schön Rosmarin

Caprice Viennois, Op. 2

Strauss, J, II:

Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437

arr. by Arnold Schoenberg

Lagunen-Walzer Op. 411

arr. by Arnold Schoenberg

Rosen aus dem Süden, Op. 388

arr. by Arnold Schoenberg

Wein, Weib und Gesang, Op. 333

arr. by Alban Berg

Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418

arr. by Anton Webern


The Philharmonics

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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 Kováč, based on traditional Jewish melodies and Mahler themes, “Yiddische Mame”.

BONUS: How Schoenberg came to arrange waltzes by Strauss

Picture Format DVD: NTSC 16:9

Sound Formats DVD: Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo

Region Code: 0 (worldwide)

Running Time: 64:20 min

Running Time Bonus: 10:05 min

Disc Format: DVD 9

FSK: 0

Gramophone Magazine

April 2012

“the DVD itself is a colourful evocation of old Vienna that admirably demonstrates the power of DVD to add positively to what one merely hears on CD...The five Strauss waltzes are proficiently played and idiomatically phrased...the whole represents an altogether admirable demonstration of how DVD can combine enlightenment and pleasure to joyous effect.”

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