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Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire / The Book of the Hanging Gardens

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Track Listing

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1Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Mondestrunken1:38
2Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Columbine1:37
3Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Der Dandy1:20
4Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Eine blasse Wäscherin1:22
5Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Valse de Chopin1:15
6Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Madonna2:01
7Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part I, Der kranke Mond2:32
8Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Nacht2:24
9Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Gebet an Piettot1:01
10Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Raub1:10
11Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Rote Messe1:51
12Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Galgenlied:15
13Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Enthauptung2:09
14Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part II, Die Kreuze2:12
15Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Heimweh1:59
16Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Gemeinheit!1:09
17Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Parodie1:22
18Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Der Mondfleck1:57
19Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Serenade2:16
20Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, Heimfahrt1:48
21Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21: Part III, O alter Duft!1:42
22The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Unterm schutz von dichten blättergründen2:15
23The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Hain in diesen paradiessen1:12
24The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Als neuling trat ich ein iin dein gehege1:24
25The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Da meine lippen reglos sind und brennen1:17
26The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Saget mir auf welchem pfade1:04
27The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Jedem werke bin ich fürder tot1:01
28The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Angst und hoffen wechselnd mich beklemmen:53
29The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Wenn ich heut nicht deinen leib berühre:31
30The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Streng ist uns das glück und spröde1:30
31The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Das schöne beet betracht ich mir im harren1:59
32The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Als wir hinter dem beblümten tore2:45
33The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Wenn sich bei heilget ruh in tiefen matten1:55
34The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Du lehnest wider eine silberweide1:35
35The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Sprich nicht immer:35
36The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Wir bevölkerten die abend-düstern4:56

About this Album

Composed in a fit of productivity in May 1912, Pierrot Lunaire is the last piece Schoenberg wrote before his years-long silence and the development of his now infamous 12-tone system. This album features the groundbreaking piece, along with The Book of the Hanging Gardens, the composer’s take on Lieder, both performed by Jan DeGaetani.

Credits

MUSICIANS
Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano
Gilbert Kalish, piano
The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble (1-21)
Arthur Weisberg, conductor
Gilbert Kalish, piano
Thomas Nyfenger, flute & piccolo
Arthur Bloom, clarinet & bass clarinet
Jeanne Benjamin, violin & viola
Michael Rudiakov, cello
 
PRODUCTION CREDITS
Pierrot lunaire recorded May 1970
The Book of Hanging Gardens recorded November 1974, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, New York
Engineering & musical supervision: Marc J. Aubort, Joanna Nickrenz
Mastering by Robert C. Ludwig
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Cover art: Schoenberg; Gaze (1910), Arnold Schoenberg Institute Catalogue No. 124; courtesy Lawrence, Ronald, and Nuria Schoenberg

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