Transfigured Night: Haydn & Schoenberg

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Transfigured Night: Haydn & Schoenberg

Alisa Weilerstein (cello), Trondheim Soloists

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With a title like ‘Transfigured Night’, you might expect cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s debut album for Pentatone (she has recently jumped ship from Decca) to focus on the fin-de-siècle world of the Second Viennese School. But while Schoenberg’s eponymous string sextet Verklärte Nacht (which in turn took its title from a poem by Richard Dehmel) does indeed feature prominently, the programming is much more intriguing. She couples this landmark from the founder of the Second Viennese School with a pair of cello concertos by the senior member of the ‘First’, Joseph Haydn.This ingenious coupling throws up some fascinati... read more

With a title like ‘Transfigured Night’, you might expect cellist Alisa Weilerstein’s debut album for Pentatone (she has recently jumped ship from Decca) to focus on the fin-de-siècle world of the Seco... read more

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