Tristan Jakob-Hoff

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Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg ~ Arnold Schoenberg
Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg ~ Arnold Schoenberg
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It seems extremely churlish to punish this bargain boxset for cutting back on the niceties of a full-priced release. No, there isn't a booklet, but it's 20 for goodness' sake. You have track listings on the back of every CD, which - if you already know the pieces in the box - should do you just fine.

What you DO get with this box is some of Boulez's finest conducting. Particular highlights are the string orchestra Verklärte Nacht with the New York Philharmonic, rich and sonorous and incredibly vivid - one of the most thrilling bits of music Boulez has committed to disc; a definitive Survivor from Warsaw with a nigh-on-perfect speaker in Günter Reich; very fine… Read more