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More splendid Schoenberg from Robert Craft & Co,
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This review is from: Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 2; Die Glückliche Hand; Wind Quintet, Op. 26 (Audio CD)
This Naxos reissue of music recorded mainly in 2000 and originally released on Koch in the USA continues this great "complete works" series. As with the rest of the recently-released Naxos CDs, we benefit from great sonics, so necessary with the wide dynamic range found in much of Schoenberg's work.
Here we have the really quite pretty Chamber Symphony # 2 and the rather spooky Die gluckliche Hand, the fourth movement of which is quite scary! The remainder of the disc is made up with the Wind Quintet, a virtuoso atonal piece that I understand to be very difficult to play.
The CD comes with the usual excellent notes from Mr Craft and I look forward to the next instalment eagerly.