SCHOENBERG Verklärte Nacht

“their new account under Heinz Holliger unfolds at relatively steady tempos, with more compositional logic than late Romantic passion...[Holliger's] deployment of a relatively small string line-up and moderate tempos...enable one to discern the many cogent inner workings of this haunting score.” --BBC Music Magazine, April 2014 ***

“Holliger, who has made a speciality of the Second Viennese School, provides an object lesson in refined yet powerfully intense interpretation...The strings of the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra...make a well-integrated ensemble and the excellent recording keeps even the most turbulent textures lucidly balanced.” --Gramophone Magazine, February 2014

“This beautifully achieved disc presents two of the Second Viennese School figures in a profoundly tonal light. Lustrous late-Romantic works by Schoenberg...enclose a darkly touching account of Schoenberg’s rather rare E flat minor Second Chamber Symphony.” --Sunday Times, 5th January 2014

“the superb accounts of both the earlier Verklärte Nacht, which is starkly, sometimes almost expressionistically dramatic, and Webern's gorgeous single-movement Langsamer Satz, composed in 1905 while he was a pupil of Schoenberg, make the disc thoroughly worthwhile.” --The Guardian, 12th December 2013 ****

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