Arnold Schoenberg: Expressionist Music

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Pairing the music of Schoenberg with the composer’s own paintings, "Expressionist Music" is a new album featuring remarkable interpretations of Schoenberg from soprano Claire Booth with pianist Christopher Glynn. This evocative album explores the expanses of human emotion through Arnold Schoenberg's captivating songs, each corresponding to Schoenberg's paintings. The particular works chosen for this recording encompass themes of expectation, flesh, nocturne, hatred, satire, thinking, and tears, providing a comprehensive journey through the complexities of human nature. Schoenberg's profound connection to painting is reflected in these songs, unveiling shifting colours, raw emotions, and profound sensuality. Soprano Claire Booth has gained a reputation for her explorations of diverse repertoire, with her extensive operatic and concert engagements, including collaborations with major orchestras and festivals, attesting to her versatility as an artist. Booth’s collaborations with director Netia Jones in producing innovative productions underscore her commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Recorded against the backdrop of the challenges of the global landscape, this album is a testament to the enduring power of music. Despite the tumultuous times, Booth and Glynn's delivery of Schoenberg's work resonates with timeless beauty and relevance. "Expressionist Music" invites listeners to explore the complexities of Schoenberg's compositions, providing an immersive and significant experience into the world of expressionism.
Catalogue number ORC100306
Barcode 5060189563067
Release date 24/05/2024
Label Orchid Classics
Format CD
Number of discs 1
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