Vienna: Schoenberg - Five Pieces for Orchestra op.16; Webern - Five Pieces for Orchestra op.10; Berg - Three Pieces for Orchestra op.6, Lulu Suite (APE)
Vienna: Schoenberg – Five Pieces for Orchestra op.16; Webern – Five Pieces for Orchestra op. 10; Berg – Three Pieces for Orchestra op.6, Lulu Suite (APE)

Composer: Arnold Schoenberg, Anton Webern, Alban Berg
Performer: Helga Pilarczyk
Orchestra: London Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Antal Dorati
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Mercury
Size: 341 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16 – 1949 Revision – 1. Vorgefühle
02. Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16 – 1949 Revision – 2. Vergangenes
03. Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16 – 1949 Revision – 3. Sommermorgen an einem See
04. Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16 – 1949 Revision – 4. Peripetie
05. Schoenberg: 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.16 – 1949 Revision – 5. Das obligate Rezitativ
06. Webern: Five Pieces For Orchestra, Op.10
07. Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6 – 1. Praeludium
08. Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6 – 2. Reigen
09. Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.6 – 3. Marsch
10. Berg: Lulu Suite – 1. Rondo
11. Berg: Lulu Suite – 2. Ostinato
12. Berg: Lulu Suite – 3. Lulu’s Song
13. Berg: Lulu Suite – 4. Variations
14. Berg: Lulu Suite – 5. Adagio

One of Dorati’s Best Recordings

One of the most famous records of the Lp era contained these gorgeous performances of Schoenberg, Berg and Webern, performances that establish those composers’ important connections with Mahler and Debussy. Now resplendently remastered for cd, they still shine. If you’re at all shy when it comes to the music of Schoenberg and the rest of the “Second Viennese School,” take the plunge with this disk! Dorati positively milks these scores for drama without sacrificing any of their inherent poetry and, yes, real charm. Sound quality remains spectacular 50 years later. Note that the CD contains all the music on the original Lp and generously adds to it a great performance of Berg’s “Lulu Suite” taken from another famous Living Presence Lp that also contained excerpts from Berg’s earlier opera, “Wozzeck.” (P.S. You can find the “Wozzeck” excerpts included on Dorati’s awesome Mercury CD of Bartok’s only opera, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle Bartok: Bluebeard’s Castle / Berg: 3 pieces from Wozzeck or in a 5 CD set that collects most of Dorati’s Mercury Bartok recordings Bartók: Orchestral Works – Antal Dorati). All indispensable to admirers of this fine conductor!)

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