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Oxalys: Mahler, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Busoni – Fahrende Gesellen (24/44 FLAC)

Oxalys: Mahler, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Busoni - Fahrende Gesellen (24/44 FLAC)

Oxalys: Mahler, Debussy, Zemlinsky, Busoni – Fahrende Gesellen (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Ferruccio Busoni, Claude Achille Debussy, Gustav Mahler, Alexander von Zemlinsky
Performer: Oxalys, Dietrich Henschel
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Passacaille
Catalogue: PAS1008
Release: 2015
Size: 604 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. Debussy: Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune

Zemlinsky: Maeterlinck Lieder, Op. 13
02. I. “Die drei Schwestern” (Arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)
03. II. “Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen” (Arr. Erwin Stein)
04. III. “Lied der Jungfrau” (Arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)
05. IV. “Als ihr Geliebter schied” (Arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)
06. V. “Und kehrt er einst heim” (Arr. Erwin Stein)
07. VI. “Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen” (Arr. Reinbert de Leeuw)

Zemlinsky: Zwei Sätze für Streichquintett
08. I. Allegro
09. II. Prestissimo (mit Humor)

10. Busoni: Berceuse élégiaque, Op. 42

Mahler: Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
11. I. “Wenn mein Schatz Hochzeit macht” (Arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
12. II. “Ging heut’ morgen übers Feld” (Arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
13. III. “Ich hab’ ein glühend Messer” (Arr. Arnold Schoenberg)
14. IV. “Zwei blauen Augen” (Arr. Arnold Schoenberg)

Arnold Schönberg realised that concert goers wanted nothing to do with the transition to the atonal music which he and his acolytes Alban Berg and Anton Webern were composing; so he set up the “Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen” (Association for Private Musical Performances). The Association by no means confined itself to the works of Schönberg and his pupils. Music by Reger, Richard Strauss, Mahler, Ravel, Debussy, Busoni, Stravinsky and Bartok featured regularly. Major orchestral works too received attention – though admittedly arranged for chamber music ensemble, because this made them cheaper to perform. Sometimes Schönberg scored the arrangements himself, at others he entrusted the work to his pupils Erwin Stein and Benno Sachs. The refinement of the arrangements shows how closely the audiences genuinely followed the concerts of the “Verein”. The Dutch pianist, conductor and composer Reinbert de Leeuw followed the same approach when arrangeing some of the Lieder from Zemlinsky’s opus 13. The Belgian ensemble Oxalys presents some of these delightful chamber versions on this recording. In the songs we hear none other than Dietrich Henschel, who takes us with Oxalys to an exciting and excited Vienna at the beginning of the modern age.

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