String Idylls | Praga Digitals PRD250344

String Idylls

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Label: Praga Digitals

Cat No: PRD250344

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th August 2016

Contents

Artists

Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Conductors

Bruno Walter
Georges Sebastian
Robert Craft

Works

Berg, Alban

Lyric Suite (string orchestra)

Mahler, Gustav

Symphony no.10 in F sharp major (Adagio)

Schoenberg, Arnold

Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night), op.4

Wagner, Richard

Siegfried Idyll, op.103

Artists

Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Conductors

Bruno Walter
Georges Sebastian
Robert Craft

About

A large string ensemble was the most expressive vehicle for German composers from Wagner to Berg. Used both to narrate and set the scene in operas without words, it may feel somewhat over-sentimental today. This novel line-up, with its clearly operatic feel, has entrancing, even exalting moments despite its morbid undertones. Lovely programming.

Track listing:
1. Wagner - Siegfried Idyll (orchestral version)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Bruno Walter (recorded live in Hollywood, 27 February 1959)

2-6. Schoenberg - Verklärte Nacht (version for string orchestra) (recorded in Leipzig, 1965)
7. Mahler - Symphony No.10 (Adagio) (recorded in Leipzig, September 1964)
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra/Georges Sebastian

8. Berg - Lyric Suite (arr. for string orchestra)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra/Robert Craft (recorded in New York, June 1961)

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