This page lists all recordings of 5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16, by Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951) on CD, SACD, DVD & download (MP3 & FLAC). Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.
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Daniel Barenboim plays & conducts Schoenberg
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
for string orchestra 1943
Rubén González, Joseph Golan (violins), Charles Pikler, Li-Kuo Chang (violas) & John Sharp, Stephen Balderston (cellos)
5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16
Klavierstücke (3), Op. 11
Kleine Klavierstücke (6), Op. 19
Konzertmäßige Interpretation, Op. 11, No. 2
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Schoenberg - 5 Orchesterstücke
Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, Stefan Blunier
On his first recording as the conductor of the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn, Stefan Blunier offers us a look at four important phases in the life of Schönberg. The selection ranges from the late-romantic Notturno to the atonal Orchestral Pieces and the romantic transcription of a Prelude & Fugue by Bach.
“What Manuela Uhl lacks in amplitude, she more than compensates with agility, always a desired quality when interpreting Schoenberg...the disc deserves to convert a few Schoenberg sceptics” Gramophone Magazine, April 2010
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Works by Wuorinen and Schoenberg
David Taylor (bass trombone), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (piano), Cameron Grant (piano), Richard Moredock (piano)
St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble, Charles Wuorinen
Stravinsky - The Final Chorale / Schoenberg - Five Orchestral Pieces
Two documentaries by Frank Scheffer
Film 1 : The Final Chorale tells the story of Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphonies for Wind Instruments”, a piece he composed in 1920 in memory of Claude Debussy. Using for the first time a “montage” technique juxtaposing short musical sequences and blocks of sound, Stravinsky constructed his work as a bold and majestic piece with complex tempo relations which, until today, still strike musicologists, musicians and audiences alike by their originality. The chorale at the close of the piece explodes in an apotheosis of eclecticism. Frank Scheffer tells this neo-classical musical adventure in a moving documentary, taking the structure and character of the composition as the basic form for the style and editing of the film. His narration includes interviews, archival material on Stravinsky and performances by the Netherlands Wind Ensemble conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.<br><br>Film 2 : Written in 1909, Five Orchestral Pieces is one of Arnold Schönberg’s most famous compositions, representing the revolutionary step from tonal to atonal music. In the composer’s own words, it was just "No architecture, no build up, just an uninterrupted flow of colours, rhythm and moods".
Conductor Michael Gielen rehearses and performs Schoenberg's Op. 16 with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic. Each of the five movements is interspersed with interviews as Gielen, Carl Schorske and Charles Rosen who discuss various aspects of Schoenberg's life and works. Rosen also performs the last movement of Schoenberg's Three Piano Pieces, Op. 11.
“…the Schoenberg film, Five Orchestral Pieces (1994), is perhaps the most successful, the visualisation assisted by the composer's extraordinary artistic talent. While Charles Rosen make the case for the score as the most emotional music of the 20th-century, Michael Gielen, ever alert on the podium, neatly elucidates its radicalism in words: 'The old conceptions was that the theme stands the development moves. Here everything moves, 'Like a number of films, this would make a useful teaching aid.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2005
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Schoenberg - Five Orchestral Pieces
Heinrich Schiff: violoncello / Günter Reich: speaking part
Slowakischer Philharmonischer Chor Bratislava, SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden, Pavol Prochazka, Michael Gielen
This recording presents four important compositions by Arnold Schönberg, recorded by the Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks conducted by Michael Gielen. The Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 16, were epoch-making not only within Schönberg’s oeuvre but in music history generally: they are among the first instrumental compositions to dispense with tonality as an artistic means. The CD also includes Schönberg’s Cello Concerto with Heinrich Schiff as soloist.
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