Schoenberg

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Schoenberg
Five Orchestral Pieces, Op.16
Cello Concerto (After G. M. Monn)
Brahms orchestrated Schoenberg
Piano Quartet in G minor, Op.25


Reviewed by: Colin Anderson

Reviewed: December 2006
CD No: NAXOS 8.557524
Duration: 77 minutes

Anyone resisting Arnold Schoenberg’s music should find this release a fine bargain-introduction to the composer’s different sides – the radical Five Orchestral Pieces, the quirky ‘freely adapted’ Cello Concerto after Georg Monn (1717-50) and the marvellous transcription of one of Brahms’s most approachable chamber works here given a rustic and vital rendition under Robert Craft who supplies a detailed booklet note.

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