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Schoenberg / Berg - Piano Music

Composer Alban Berg
Arnold Schoenberg
Performer Roland Pöntinen
Period Contemporary
Catalogue Number BIS-1417 CD
EAN 7318590014172
Format CD
Release date Sep 2005
Total time 74'42

BBC Music Magazine: outstanding.

This final disc in our trilogy of the chamber music of Schönberg and his disciples is dedicated to works for piano solo. Covering almost all of Schönberg’s output in this genre – including two fragments never previously recorded – the programme also includes Alban Berg’s Sonata No. 1, composed at the age of 23-year under the influence of his teacher’s Chamber Symphony. There is also a rare recording of a fragment by Berg, originally intended for a sonata but later used almost unchanged in his opera Wozzeck. The previous two instalments in this series have received great acclaim. ”An impeccable balance between precision and expressivity” the critic in Le Monde de la musique wrote in reviewing ‘Schönberg – Works for Violin and Piano’ (BIS-CD-1407) and Klassik Heute gave ‘Schönberg/Webern – Chamber Music’ (BIS-CD-1467) top marks: 10/10/10. Eminent pianist Roland Pöntinen participated on both of these discs, and now he closes the trilogy with this solo programme.
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  Arnold Schönberg
  Drei Klavierstücke, Op.11 14'19
01 I. 3'49
02 II. 7'58
03 III. 2'32
  Arnold Schönberg
  Sechs kleine Klavierstücke, Op.19 5'21
04 I. Leicht, zart 1'27
05 II. Langsam 0'56
06 III. 0'54
07 IV. Rasch, aber leicht 0'23
08 V. Etwas rasch 0'29
09 VI. Sehr langsam 1'12
  Arnold Schönberg
  Fünf Klavierstücke, Op.23 12'08
10 I. Sehr langsam 2'18
11 II. Sehr rasch 1'26
12 III. Langsam 3'28
13 IV. Schwungvoll 2'05
14 V. Walzer 2'51
  Arnold Schönberg
  Suite für Klavier, Op.25 15'41
15 I. Präludium 1'02
16 II. Gavotte 1'18
17 III. Musette - Gavotte (da capo) 2'46
18 IV. Intermezzo 3'57
19 V. Menuett - Trio 3'50
20 VI. Gigue 2'48
  Arnold Schönberg
  Klavierstücke, Op.33a/b 6'13
21 a. Mässig 2'36
22 b. Mässig langsam 3'37
  Alban Berg
23 Sonate für Klavier, Op.1 11'48
  Arnold Schönberg
  Fragment einer Klavierstücks 2'59
24 (I.) 0'55
25 (II.) 2'04
  Alban Berg
26 Sonaten-Fragment 2'45
ComposerBerg, Alban
Schönberg, Arnold
PianoPöntinen, Roland

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