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Arnold Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire
Igor Stravinsky: Octet
Schönberg: PIERROT LUNAIRE/Stravinsky: OCTET coverTwo quintessential early 20th-century masterpieces that remain ineluctably modern.

The New York New Music Ensemble, conducted by Robert Black, returns for its second GM release.  (Also see GM2028.)  Their performance of Pierrot produces moments of pure revelation, and Phyllis Bryn-Julson's rendering of the famous Pierrot 'Sprechstimme' is finally done as it was meant to be.

For the CD's finale, Gunther Schuller has assembled an elite cast of New York chamber musicians, and their reading of the Octet splendidly captures the beauty and refined craft of Stravinsky's neo-classic gem.

"Perhaps the best new music group in the country."
The New York Times

"A gem of a group."
—Los Angeles Times

Qty: · CD Price: $12.00 ·

Also available for downloads on iTunes as well as Amazon, Rhapsody, eMusic and other digital sites.

     
PERFORMERS
(For Pierrot Lunaire)
The New York New Music EnsembleRobert Black, conductor
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, voice.  
(For Octet)
Gunther Schuller, conductorMichael Parloff, fluteDavid Schifrin, clarinet
Frank Morelli, Susan Heinemann, bassoonRonald Borror, trombone; David Taylor, bass tromboneRaymond Mase, Chris Gekker, trumpet.
  
PROGRAM
Arnold Schönberg: Pierrot Lunaire 35:02
(Part I) 12. Galgenlied 0:16
1. Mondestrunken 1:38    13. Enthauptung 2:00   
2. Columbine 1:38 14. Die Kreuze 2:07
3. Der Dandy 1:24 (Part III)
4. Eine blasse Wäscherin 1:21 15. Heimweh 2:12
5. Valse de Chopin 1:21 16. Gemeinheit 1:17
6. Madonna 1:53 17. Parodie 1:20
7. Der kranke Mond 2:14 18. Der Mondfleck 0:50
(Part II) 19. Serenade 2:34
8. Nacht 1:58 20. Heimfahrt 1:47
9. Gebet an Pierrot 0:58 21. O Alter Duft 1:39
10. Raub 1:09
11. Rote Messe 1:54 22. (Alternate version)
Postlude to #12
1:09
     
Igor Stravinsky: Octet 15:25
23. I. Sinfonia 3:49
24. II. Tema con variazione 7:58
25. III. Finale 3:35
  
Recorded at the State University of New York at Purchase, New York.
     
Produced by Gunther Schuller
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