Saturday Schoenberg (3)

Arnold Schoenberg arrives in the USA with wife Gertrud and baby Nuria, October 1933

No explanation; no apologetics; no theoretical or historico-critical apparatus…

Just Schoenberg works in performances that have caught my ear for what, rightly or wrongly, I think of as the best of musical reasons…

… Plus, wherever possible, a related photograph or two…

You don’t have to like the piece. You don’t even have to listen to it. It’s simply here.

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Today’s work:

Cello Concerto “after Monn’s Concerto in D major for harpsichord” (1932/33)

First movement…

Monn original:

 

Schoenberg’s recomposition:

 

Second movement…

Monn original:

 

Schoenberg’s recomposition:

 

Third movement…

Monn original:

 

Schoenberg’s recomposition:

MD

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2 thoughts on “Saturday Schoenberg (3)

  1. Hi Mark! I absolutely adore this reimagining of Monn’s concerto by AS and cannot understand why it is not better known! Thanks for flagging it up again!

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