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Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 (Op. 10) & Five Pieces for Orchestra (Op. 16)

Recorded in front of an audience at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge with the Quatuor Parisii and soprano, Rachel Nicholls, Stephen Johnson explores the ideas behind one of Arnold Schoenberg's most extraordinary pieces, the Second String Quartet, in which the composer takes the listener on a journey from the music of late romanticism to the expressionism of the early twentieth century.

Stephen also looks at Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra.

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44 minutes


Role Contributor
Composer Arnold Schoenberg