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Discussion: Brahms, Schoenberg - Amsterdam Sinfonietta

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Post by ciderglider April 5, 2011 (1 of 2)
Is this a recording of the original string sextet version of Verklaerte Nacht, or one of the arrangements for string orchestra? That the Amsterdam Sinfonietta are the artistes suggests the latter, but I'm not aware of an arrangement of the Brahms piece.

Post by pgmdir April 6, 2011 (2 of 2)
From the description on Crotchet:

To illustrate the progressiveness of Brahms's harmonic style, Schonberg quoted his String Quartet op.51 in C minor, arguing that Brahms's 'developing variation technique' and phrase structure were among the essential materials of Verklärte Nacht. The Amsterdam Sinfonietta performs the original version of this string quartet, with the addition of a bass part created by the bass player and arranger Marijn van Prooijen.

I downloaded this because I was in a hurry to hear it. It seems to be the strings of the chamber orchestra playing the parts. Abosolutely gorgeous music performed this way!