Schoenberg's Verklarte nacht is well known in its original string quartet and orchestrated versions - here we can hear a transcribed (piano trio) version prepared by Schoenberg's student Eduard Steuermann in 1932 The music sounds great this way and is played with subtle beauty by the scandinavian artists - perhaps with a kind of "cold romanticism" that I find suits the music very well - the smaller and more modernist Webern pieces are nice bonus - I am not too familiar with the engineering qualities of BIS CDs in general but the recorded sound of this one on my system is exceptional - big sound stage with all instruments sounding very alive and realistic Highly recommended to lovers of the second Viennese School composers and audiophiles!
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5.0 out of 5 starsRARE SCHOENBERG...3 May 2007
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. For original version see: Hanns Eisler: Variations, Op. 70 / Divertimento for Wind Quintet, Op. 4 / Arnold Schoenberg: Wind Quintet, Op. 26.
This disc features rare arrangement for violin & piano by Felix Greissle (Schoenberg's son-in-law) of Schoenberg's Wind Quintet Op. 26--one of Schoenberg's early THIRD Period 12-tone works. This gives a remarkable x-ray of the Master's score. .