Arnold Schoenberg - Verklarte Nacht (2001)


Schoenberg is unfairly known as the dude who ruined modern music with atonality. after writing something like this, maybe the only place to go was WEIRD. it's the perfect distillation of the romantic era - instead of 120 min., it's a lean 28; instead of 100+ players, only 6 solo strings. the intimacy is key, as every marcato draws blood, every pizz dances, every harmonic sings. and it's based on a beautiful poem about lust, betrayal, and unconditional love, and the premiere touched off a riot. lots of reasons to like this, and i think you will.

i am walking here with you in a state of sin

playing this season in: DC, NYC, Boston, LA, Milwaukee, Berlin, Dallas, Philly, Frankfurt, Venice, Glasgow, basically everywhere - go see it

5 Responses so far.

  1. ill! says:

    also included is the von Karajan recording for full string orchestra, which is much heavier (especially in III.)

  2. Lana says:

    Yesss this man is wonderful. And so are you.

  3. b says:

    can you please re up, i keep getting an error when i try to download and i cant find this anywhere else. thanks

  4. ill! says:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?k563h785beaip2i

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