Schoenberg: Serenade; Variations, Op. 31; Bach Orchestrations

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All Music Guide - James Leonard
Robert Craft has been Schoenberg's most committed interpreter since the Fifties when he led various permutations of studio musicians in a series of recordings of the Viennese master's complete works for the Columbia label. Personal commitment, however, proved no substitute for conducting technique, and many if not most Craft's Columbia Schoenberg recordings were almost as amusical as they were atonal. Fortunately, Craft grew both as a technician and as an interpreter, and his Nineties recordings of Schoenberg for the Koch label were far more musical and thus far more compelling. This disc joining Schoenberg's Serenade and Orchestral Variations with his three Bach ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - James Leonard
Robert Craft has been Schoenberg's most committed interpreter since the Fifties when he led various permutations of studio musicians in a series of recordings of the Viennese master's complete works for the Columbia label. Personal commitment, however, proved no substitute for conducting technique, and many if not most Craft's Columbia Schoenberg recordings were almost as amusical as they were atonal. Fortunately, Craft grew both as a technician and as an interpreter, and his Nineties recordings of Schoenberg for the Koch label were far more musical and thus far more compelling. This disc joining Schoenberg's Serenade and Orchestral Variations with his three Bach orchestrations are Craft at his ripest and most knowing. With the American Twentieth Century Classical Ensemble plus English bass Stephen Varcoe, Craft leads a subtle, supple and amazingly melodious performance of Schoenberg's Serenade. And with the thoroughly English Philharmonia Orchestra of London, Craft leads a witty, muscular and intellectually bracing performance of Schoenberg's Variations and devoted, dedicated and delightful performances of his three Bach orchestrations. And in all three works, producers Robert Fine and Gregory Squires provide close, warm and detailed sound. For Schoenberg fans, no more need be said.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/18/2006
  • Label: Naxos
  • UPC: 747313252220
  • Catalog Number: 8557522
  • Sales rank: 152,305

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–7 Serenade for baritone & septet, Op. 24 - Arnold Schoenberg & Toby Appel (33:17)
  2. 8–19 Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 - Arnold Schoenberg & Robert Craft (20:30)
  3. 9 Transcription for orchestra of Bach's Prelude & Fugue in E flat major - Arnold Schoenberg & Robert Craft (5:55)
  4. 10 Transcription for orchestra of Bach's "Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele": Schmücke dich, O liebe Seele - Arnold Schoenberg & Robert Craft (5:33)
  5. 11 Transcription for orchestra of Bach's "Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist" - Arnold Schoenberg & Robert Craft (2:24)
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Robert Craft Primary Artist
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