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Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern
Die Glückliche Hand / Variations, Op. 31 / Verklärte Nacht

Album 1993 on Sony Classical label
Classical (Modern)

This CD features all previously released material. Tracks 1-6 recorded at Henry Wood Hall, London, March 12, 1981. Tracks 7-18 recorded at EMI Studios, London, September 23, 1976. Tracks 19-23 recorded at 30th Street Studio, New York City, September 24, 1973. Die Glückliche Hand, Op. 18, drama with music for bass, chorus and orchestra, was composed between 1910 and 1913. Variations For Orchestra, Op. 31, was composed in 1926-28. Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (originally a string sextet, 1899), was transcribed by Schoenberg for string orchestra twice, in 1917 and 1943. With a 44-page booklet with notes in English, German, French, Italian, and a libretto (with translations into English, French, and Italian).

        
Musicians
PortraitArnold Schoenberg *1874 AT
album by
PortraitPierre Boulez p, voc, 1925-2016 FR
conductor, album by
PortraitSiegmund Nimsgern voc, *1940 DE
bass vocals, album by
PortraitBBC Singers
choir, album by
PortraitBBC Symphony Orchestra GB
orchestra, album by
PortraitThe New York Philharmonic Orchestra
orchestra, album by
Producers
Peter Petersen liner notes
Andreas Stange mastered by, mixed by, engineer
Mike Abercrombie mastered by, mixed by, engineer
Andrew Kazdin mastered by, mixed by, producer, producer
Georges Kadar mastered by, mixed by, producer
Paul Myers producer
Roy Emerson producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Die Glückliche Hand, Op. 18Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern
2Erstes BildArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:53
3Zweites BildArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern5:40
4Drittes BildArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern
5Kräftig Bewegt (Takt 89)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:53
6Viel Rascher. Allegro (Takt 126)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:03
7Mäßig Bewegt (Takt 166)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:08
8Viertes BildArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern5:00
9Variations For Orchestra, Op. 31Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern
10Introduktion. Mäßig, RuhigArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:30
11Thema. Molto ModeratoArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:01
12Variation I. ModeratoArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:15
13Variation II. LangsamArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:31
14Variation III. MäßigArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern0:41
15Variation IV. WalzertempoArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:19
16Variation V. BewegtArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:47
17Variation VI. AndanteArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern1:23
18Variation VII. LangsamArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:01
19Variation VIII. Sehr RaschArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern0:37
20Variation IX. L'Istesso Tempo; Aber Etwas LangsamerArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern0:58
21Finale. Mäßig SchnellArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern5:18
22Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version For String Orchestra)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern
23GraveArnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern6:29
24Molto Rallentando (Takt 100)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern6:22
25Pesante (Takt 201)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern2:26
26Adagio (Takt 229)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern9:22
27Adagio (Takt 370)Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez, Siegmund Nimsgern3:56
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