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Shai Wosner
Brahms & Schoenberg

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874–1951)
Suite für Klavier op.25

1 Prélude 0.59
2 Gavotte – Musette 3.57
3 Intermezzo 3.48
4 Menuet – Trio 3.47
5 Gigue 2.52

JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833–1897)
7 Fantasien op.116


ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
6 kleine Klavierstücke op.19
6 Capriccio (Brahms, op.116 no.1): Presto energico 2.05
7 I Leicht, zart (Schoenberg, op.19 no.1) 1.24
8 Intermezzo (Brahms, op.116 no.2): Andante 3.33
9 II Langsam (Schoenberg, op.19 no.2) 1.12
10 Capriccio (Brahms, op.116 no.3): Allegro passionato 2.53
11 III Sehr langsam (Schoenberg, op.19 no.3) 0.52
12 Intermezzo (Brahms, op.116 no.4): Adagio 5.13
13 Intermezzo (Brahms, op.116 no.5) 3.08 Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
14 Intermezzo (Brahms, op.116 no.6): Andantino teneramente 3.23
15 IV Rasch, aber leicht (Schoenberg, op.19 no.4) 0.24
16 V Etwas rasch (Schoenberg, op.19 no.5) 0.26
17 Capriccio (Brahms, op.116 no.7): Allegro agitato 2.14
18 VI Sehr langsam (Schoenberg, op.19 no.6) 1.43

JOHANNES BRAHMS
19 Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel op.24
26.35

Total timing: 70.43

Catalogue No: ONYX4055

Interweaving music by Brahms and Schoenberg, pianist Shai Wosner explores deep connections between their sound-worlds, from the grand gestures of their larger works to the abstract introspection of their shorter pieces. 


NEW YORK TIMES - 19.01.2011

"Brahms also wrote epic concertos, sonatas and chamber works that at once honored and utterly transformed the Classical forms. In some ways he was a true Classicist. Yet for the Brahms centennial in 1933, Schoenberg gave a talk called "Brahms the Progressive,” pointing to Brahms for examples of harmonic writing that anticipated the breakdown of tonality. Last year the pianist Shai Wosner released a recording of works by Brahms and Schoenberg. At the center of the program, Mr. Wosner plays Brahms’s Opus 116 Fantasies, a set of seven late piano pieces. Between the Brahms works he inserts elliptical movements from Schoenberg’s Six Short Piano Pieces, and it is amazing how easily Brahms’s chromatic harmonies mingle with Schoenberg’s atonal writing. These composers seem to be speaking slightly different dialects of the same language.

Anyway, I’m still in a quandary about where to place Chopin and Schumann and their Romantic brethren. But Brahms is looking pretty good.”


The full article is at:  http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/19/the-top-10-composers-the-romantics/

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Schoenberg, Arnold
Suite für Klavier op.25: 1 Prélude
01:00
2
Schoenberg, Arnold
Suite für Klavier op.25: 2 Gavotte – Musette
03:58
3
Schoenberg, Arnold
Suite für Klavier op.25: 3 Intermezzo
03:48
4
Schoenberg, Arnold
Suite für Klavier op.25: 4 Menuet
03:48
5
Schoenberg, Arnold
Suite für Klavier op.25: 5 Gigue
02:58
6
Brahms/Schoenberg
Capriccio (Brahms op.116 no.1): Presto energico
02:06
7
Brahms/Schoenberg
I Leicht zart (Schoenberg op.19 no.1)
01:24
8
Brahms/Schoenberg
Intermezzo (Brahms op.116 no.2): Andante
03:34
9
Brahms/Schoenberg
II Langsam (Schoenberg op.19 no.2)
01:12
10
Brahms/Schoenberg
Capriccio (Brahms op.116 no.3): Allegro passionato
02:54
11
Brahms/Schoenberg
III Sehr langsam (Schoenberg op.19 no.3)
00:52
12
Brahms/Schoenberg
Intermezzo (Brahms op.116 no.4): Adagio
05:14
13
Brahms/Schoenberg
Intermezzo (Brahms op.116 no.5) 3.08 Andante con grazia ed intimissimo sentimento
03:09
14
Brahms/Schoenberg
Intermezzo (Brahms op.116 no.6): Andantino teneramente
03:23
15
Brahms/Schoenberg
IV Rasch aber leicht (Schoenberg op.19 no.4)
00:25
16
Brahms/Schoenberg
V Etwas rasch (Schoenberg op.19 no.5)
00:30
17
Brahms/Schoenberg
Capriccio (Brahms op.116 no.7): Allegro agitato
02:17
18
Brahms/Schoenberg
VI Sehr langsam (Schoenberg op.19 no.6)
01:43
19
Brahms, Johannes
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel op.24
26:36

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Suite für Klavier op.25: 1 Prélude
1:00
Complete
2. Suite für Klavier op.25: 2 Gavotte – Musette
3:58
Complete
3. Capriccio (Brahms, op.116 no.1): Presto energico
2:05
Complete
4. I Leicht, zart (Schoenberg, op.19 no.1)
1:24
Complete
5. Intermezzo (Brahms, op.116 no.2): Andante
3:34
Complete