Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42

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Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Op. 42, etc.

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11

Kleine Klavierstücke (6), Op. 19

Webern:

Variations, Op. 27


“Uchida's distinctive musical personality and outstanding technique make her Schoenberg, Berg and Webern well worth hearing, however many other version of these works you have in your collection. She brings a marvellous spontaneity and sense of drama to the more overtly romantic compositions here – Berg's Sonata and Schoenberg's Op 11 Pieces. This certainly isn't one of those accounts of the Berg where you question the composer's wisdom in marking the first section for repeat. As for the Schoenberg, never has one been more aware of this music's closeness in time and spirit to the cataclysmic world of the monodrama Erwartung. Uchida's earlier recording of Op 11 was warmly praised, and this one is no less accomplished. Elsewhere, her relish for strongly juxtaposed contrast risks occasional over-emphasis, as in the third of the Op 19 pieces, and the virtues of more sharply articulated playing in this repertory are demonstrated on Peter Hill's admirable super-bargain-price Naxos disc. His account of Webern's Variations is exemplary in its clarity and feeling for line; yet Uchida manages to suggest deeper links with more romantic perspectives without in any way traducing the music's inherent radicalism.
Links with romanticism are even more explicit in the texture and thematic character of Schoenberg's Concerto, and this performance places the work firmly in the tradition of Liszt and Brahms. Not even Pierre Boulez can bring ideal lucidity to the occasionally lumpy orchestral writing, but the performance as a whole, with excellent sound, has an attractive sweep and directness of utterance.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Awards 2001

Winner - Concerto

Philips - 4680332

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Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, 5 Piano Pieces, & Phantasy, Op. 47

Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, 5 Piano Pieces, & Phantasy, Op. 47


Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa

Klavierstücke (5), Op. 23

Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47

Arnold Steinhardt (violin)


Peter Serkin (piano)

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Sony - G010003672672V

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Elegy - Schoenberg, Bartok & Krenek

Elegy - Schoenberg, Bartok & Krenek


Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Krenek:

Symphonic Elegy, Op. 105

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34


Pina Napolitano (piano)

Liepaja Symphony Orchestra, Atvars Lakstigala

Having received widespread acclaim for her disc of Schoenberg’s complete solo piano works, Pina Napolitano now brings her unique combination of fierce intellect and emotional insight to Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto, in her second disc for Odradek, entitled ELEGY, with the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra conducted by Atvars Lakstigala.

Programmed alongside Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto, Pina finds a common thread uniting the two concerti in their shared sense of nostalgia and in this nostalgia's redemption through dance. With characteristic perceptiveness, she explores their blend of the wistful and the joyous.

Reinforcing the album’s elegiac character, the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra performs Schoenberg’s Accompaniment to a Film-Scene, harkening “danger, fear, catastrophe”, followed by Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy. Three composers exiled by war, expressing sorrow for the world they left behind, tempered by their new experiences of America. It is a CD that explores pathos and loss, whilst managing to find joy amid the tears.

Schoenberg’s Piano Concerto uses his 12-tone method, yet there are many precedents referenced in the work, including Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, and Brahms, as well as the expressionistic voice of his own past, from the Vienna he left behind. The Film Music belongs to this expressionistic period, and foreshadows the turmoil his land would see within a decade.

Schoenberg’s close contemporary Webern is poignantly commemorated in Krenek’s Symphonic Elegy. Webern was accidentally shot by an American soldier in 1945, and the Elegy unfolds as one continuous lamentation, at times Mahlerian in its emotional expressivity.

Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto was written during a time of turmoil for the composer: his career was languishing and his death was immanent. In the Third Concerto we find his rigorous writing softened with lyricism, particularly in the central Andante religioso, which alludes to Beethoven’s ‘holy thanksgiving’ from his Op.132. The dances which culminate in the final movement reference multiple styles and seem to summarize the history of music and the story of Bartók’s life, up until the final ascendant bars, which were completed by a student.

“Odradek’s excellent annotator Hugh Collins Rice remarks on the concerto’s combination of modernism and nostalgia, and aside from the frequent fluency of Napolitano’s playing, the excellent contribution from Latvia’s Liepaja Symphony Orchestra under Atvars Lakstigala and the superb sound – the col legno strings and big drums come off especially well – make a telling impression” Gramophone Magazine, February 2017

Odradek Records - ODRCD339

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Schoenberg: Piano Concerto and Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Schoenberg: Piano Concerto and Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2


Schoenberg:

Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38b


SWF Sinfonie Orchester Baden-Baden, Michael Gielen

Philips - 4788908

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Schoenberg: Violin & Piano Concertos

Schoenberg: Violin & Piano Concertos


Schoenberg:

Violin Concerto, Op. 36

Michael Barenboim (violin)

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Daniel Barenboim (piano)


“Spiritual and not sentimental, intellectual and not emotional were Schoenberg's performance values, according to the conductor Hermann Scherchen…overall, however, Barenboim and Boulez prove Scherchen's dichotomy to be artificial, more successfully so than any previous version I've heard.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

Peral - 4811613

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Béla Bartók, Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Concertos

Béla Bartók, Arnold Schoenberg: Piano Concertos

Bruno Maderna's Last Concert


Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42


Stradivarius - STR10071

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Schoenberg: Piano Concerto & Berg: Violin Concerto

Schoenberg: Piano Concerto & Berg: Violin Concerto


Berg:

Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)

Henryk Szeryng (violin)

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Violin Concerto, Op. 36

Zvi Zeitlin (violin)


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DG 20th-Century Classics - 4317402

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Schoenberg: Piano and Violin Concertos

Schoenberg: Piano and Violin Concertos


Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

recorded 25 August 1954

Eduard Steuermann (piano)

Hermann Scherchen

Violin Concerto, Op. 36

recorded 12 July 1956

Rudolf Kolisch (violin)

Otto Matzerath


Archiphon - ARC-WU124

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J.S. Bach, Schoenberg, Mozart

J.S. Bach, Schoenberg, Mozart


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Emanuel Ax (piano)

Mozart:

Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425 'Linz'

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Emanuel Ax (piano)


New York Philharmonic - NYP20130104

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The Secret Live Tapes

The Secret Live Tapes

International Version


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Dmitri Mitropoulos

Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Josef Krips

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Mitropoulos


Glenn Gould (piano)

Sony - 88697723182

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