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Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)

Part One

Monday 17 March 2008 12:00-13:00 (Radio 3)

Repeated: Monday 17 March 2008 20:45-21:45 (Radio 3)

Donald Macleod explores Schoenberg's role as an influential teacher and musical innovator. Having crossed the barrier of tonality in his music, he formed a new set of rules to structure his compositions, which was called the twelve-tone system.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Opener: Erwartung (Dehmel)
Mitsuko Shirai (mezzo)/ Hartmut Holl (piano)
Capriccio 10514 tr 5

String Quartet in D (Excerpt: mvt 2)
Arditti String Quartet
Montaigne MO 782025 CD 2 tr 2

Verklarte Nacht 1899 
LaSalle Quartet with Donald McInnes, (2nd viola), Jonathan Pegis (2nd vc)
DG 423 250-2 tr 1-5

Gurrelieder: Des Sommerwindes wilde Jagd (Melodram) 1900-1911
Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone/ sprecher)/ Runkfunkchor Berlin/ MDR Rundfunkchor, Leipzig/ Ernst Senff Chor Berlin/ Berliner Philharmoniker/ Sir Simon Rattle (cond)
EMI 5 57303 2 CD 2 tr 9-11




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