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Conducts Webern
Boulez, Pollet, Oelze
Conducts Webern
Genres: Pop, Classical
 
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Many listeners will be surprised to learn that Anton Webern wrote choral music--and indeed, his complete output, performed here, lasts a total of five minutes and seven seconds. Two of the three pieces are rooted in Webe...  more »

      
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All Artists: Boulez, Pollet, Oelze
Title: Conducts Webern
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Release Date: 3/14/1995
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 028943778626

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Many listeners will be surprised to learn that Anton Webern wrote choral music--and indeed, his complete output, performed here, lasts a total of five minutes and seven seconds. Two of the three pieces are rooted in Webern's familiar serial technique, but the scoring, for choir, violin, clarinet, bass clarinet, celesta, and guitar, is delightfully original. The instrumental works are given expert readings by some of this century's finest performers. --David Vernier

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Splendid Performances of Webern's Early Works
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 03/27/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Pierre Boulez leads his Ensemble InterContemporain and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard in a series of elegant performances of these early Webern pieces; many of which are also composed for choirs and/or single vocal soloists. Although these are early works, they are by no means juvenile marginalia, but instead, are well-thought expressions of Webern's interest in Serialism. I strongly recommend this CD as an excellent introduction of Webern's early scores from the intriguing perspective of Boulez, Webern's foremost interpreter. The sound quality is quite superb."