Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Op. 4)
Schoenberg's early masterpiece for strings Verklärte Nacht Op. 4, (Transfigured Night) is the subject of today's audience workshop. Charles Hazlewood is joined by his own chamber orchestra Excellent Device. Together they reveal how the composer used Richard Dehmel's expressionist poem as the template for one of the musical icons of German late romanticism. Recorded at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre.