Arnold Schoenberg

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Verklärte Nacht review – poetic journeys between dark and light
Edward Gardner finds sumptuous intensity in Schoenberg’s drama, alongside a lesser-known version by Fried and dramatic song pairings to frame an intriguing collection

Erica Jeal

07, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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From Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams: more musical voices who have changed our world
Over the past few months, our Know the Score series introduced 20 great composers. But what of the many we couldn’t write about? Martin Kettle suggests some other names whose music is well worth exploring

Martin Kettle

25, Nov, 2020 @1:36 PM

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LPO/Pappano review – wonderful warmth and magical moments
A group of just 22 socially distanced string players found a wealth of detail in a programme that included Britten and Schoenberg

Andrew Clements

30, Aug, 2020 @5:16 PM

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House music: classical critics' watching and listening picks
This week in our series in which critics tell us what they’ve been listening to at home, Rian Evans luxuriates in heady Szymanowski and Schoenberg, smells the brine in Aldeburgh and is impressed by an end-of-year double bill

Rian Evans

22, Jun, 2020 @4:30 PM

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening picks
This week, in our series in which critics tell us what they’ve been listening to at home, Andrew Clements shares Schoenberg, takes a seat at the Royal Opera House, and looks forward to a narcissistic fish

Andrew Clements

15, Jun, 2020 @3:40 PM

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Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande; Erwartung review – dramatic extremes | Andrew Clements' classical album of the week
Edward Gardner finds the links between Schoenberg’s early orchestral score and the paranoid musical expressionism of his later symphonic poem

Andrew Clements

30, Apr, 2020 @2:00 PM

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This isle is full of noises: the trouble with 'English music'
Over the past century, the term ‘English music’ has solidified into a narrow nostalgic genre with - now - Brexity overtones. But the rich variety of the UK’s classical music is that it knows no borders

Philip Clark

11, Dec, 2019 @6:00 AM

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What's the hot emerging musical genre of 2017? Welcome to serialism
Spotify’s list of big sounds of 2017 includes the challenging form pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg – nestled alongside chillhop, trap Latino and future funk

06, Dec, 2017 @3:29 PM

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Arnold Schoenberg: Do not approach with caution
Schoenberg’s music is too often considered intimidating and inaccessible. On the contrary, argues pianist Pina Napolitano, who finds in it beauty and passion. All you need is an open mind.

Pina Napolitano

21, Feb, 2017 @7:08 PM

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A musical tour of Europe’s great cities: Vienna
Europe’s musical heart nurtured Beethoven, Schubert and the Strausses, but its second school changed music forever, and today, innovation sits alongside traditionalism

Stephen Moss

21, Oct, 2016 @9:00 AM

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Gurrelieder review – almighty blast of Schoenberg rounds off festival
In his final concert as their chief conductor, Donald Runnicles guided the BBCSSO and festival chorus magnificently through the richness and drama of the mega-cantata

Kate Molleson

29, Aug, 2016 @12:36 PM

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Our bovine public: a brief history of livestock cameos at the opera
Louis Andriessen’s De Materie has made waves with its inclusion of 100 sheep from Pennsylvania, but they’re hardly the first animals to accompany an aria

Seth Colter Walls

29, Mar, 2016 @2:38 PM

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