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Webern: Vocal & Orchestral Works (Philharmonia Orchestra/ Robert Craft/ Tony Arnold) (Naxos: 8.557531)

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Robert Craft's abiding love and understanding of Anton Webern's music have made him an internationally renowned champion of this elusive composer's oeuvre. Whether transforming the 'Ricercata' from J.S. Bach's A Musical Offering into a kaleidoscope of orchestral sounds, creating vivid new colours through ever-changing vocal and instrumental groupings, revelling in multi-layered polyphony or cultivating the purest simplicity, Webern reveals new musical worlds which remain as fresh and fascinating today as when they were written.

\[Robert Craft's] new home, Naxos, adds the lure of bargain prices to recordings that would be important no matter the cost...they provide rich overviews of the evolving styles of Webern and Schoenberg. Many of the performances are by the Twentieth Century Classics Ensemble, a group of veteran New York new-music players who could just as well call themselves the Robert Craft All-Stars...their interpretations reflect Mr. Craft's half century of experience with this repertory."
The New York Times"
Item number 8557531
Barcode 747313253128
Release date 29/06/2009
Category Orchestral | Classical Music
Label Naxos Classics | Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Artists Tony Arnold
Composers Webern, Anton
Conductors Craft, Robert
Orchestras Philharmonia Orchestra
Disc: 1
Bach - Musical Offering, BWV 1079: Ricercar a 6
1 Bach - Musical Offering, BWV 1079: Ricercar a 6
2 Songs, Op. 19
2 No. 1. Weiss wie Lilien
3 No. 2. Ziehn die Schafe
5 Movements, Op. 5 (arr. for string orchestra)
4 I. Heftig bewegt
5 II. Sehr langsam
6 III. Sehr bewegt
7 IV. Sehr langsam
8 V. In zarter Bewegung
2 Songs, Op. 8
9 No. 1. Du, der ich's nicht sage
10 No. 2. Du machst mich allein
5 Pieces, Op. 10
11 No. 1. Sehr ruhig und zart
12 No. 2. Lebhaft und zart bewegt
13 No. 3. Sehr langsam und ausserst ruhig
14 No. 4. Fliessend, ausserst zart
15 No. 5. Sehr fliessend
4 Songs, Op. 13
16 No. 1. Wiese im Park
17 No. 2. Die Einsame
18 No. 3. In der Fremde
19 No. 4. Ein Winterabend
6 Songs, Op. 14
20 No. 1. Die Sonne
21 No. 2. Abendland I
22 No. 3. Abendland II
23 No. 4. Abendland III
24 No. 5. Nachts
25 No. 6. Gesang einer gefangenen Amsel
5 Sacred Songs, Op. 15
26 No. 1. Das Kreuz, das musst' er tragen
27 No. 2. Morgenlied
28 No. 3. In Gottes Namen aufstehn
29 No. 4. Mein Weg geht jetzt voruber
30 No. 5. Fahr hin, o Seel', zu deinem Gott
Das Augenlicht, Op. 26
31 Das Augenlicht, Op. 26
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30
32 Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30
Cantata No. 2, Op. 31
33 Schweigt auch die Welt, aus Farben ist immer (The
34 Sehr tief verhalten innerst Leben (Buried Deep, In
35 Schopfen aus Brunnen des Himmels nach Wassen des W
36 Leichteste Burden der Baume trag ich durch die Rau
37 Freundselig ist das Wort (Kindly Is The Word)
38 Gelockert aus dem Schosse (Delivered From the Womb
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