Arnold Schoenberg: Expressionist Music – Claire Booth & Christopher Glynn


1 CD 

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Orchid Classics


Νέο!6 Ιουνίου 2024

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Arnold Schoenberg:Alles, Op. 6 No. 2Am Wegrand, Op. 6 No. 6Brettl-LiederDer Wanderer, Op. 6 No. 6Erwartung Op. 2 No. 1GalatheaGedenken, Folksongs (Mein Herz ist mir gemenget)Geübtes Herz, Op. 3 No. 5Gurrelieder (Lied Toves: Nun sag ich dir)Hochzeitslied, Op. 3 No. 4In diesen Wintertagen, Op.14 No.2Jane Grey, Op. 12 No. 1Lockung, Op. 6 No. 7Madchenlied, Op. 6 No. 3Mädchenlied, Op. 48 No. 3Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm Op. 2 No. 2 (Jesus Bettelt)Six Little Piano Pieces (Sehr Langsam, Op.19 No. 3 & Sehr Langsam, Op. 19 No. 6)Sommermüd, Op. 48 No. 1Tot, Op. 48 No. 2Traumleben, Op. 6 No. 1Waldsonne Op. 2 No. 4Warnung, Op. 3 No. 3


Claire Booth (Soprano)Christopher Glynn (Piano)

Pairing the music of Schoenberg with the composer’s own paintings, “Expressionist Music” is a new album featuring remarkable interpretations of Schoenberg from soprano Claire Booth with pianist Christopher Glynn. This evocative album explores the expanses of human emotion through Arnold Schoenberg’s captivating songs, each corresponding to Schoenberg’s paintings. The particular works chosen for this recording encompass themes of expectation, flesh, nocturne, hatred, satire, thinking, and tears, providing a comprehensive journey through the complexities of human nature. Schoenberg’s profound connection to painting is reflected in these songs, unveiling shifting colours, raw emotions, and profound sensuality. Soprano Claire Booth has gained a reputation for her explorations of diverse repertoire, with her extensive operatic and concert engagements, including collaborations with major orchestras and festivals, attesting to her versatility as an artist. Booth’s collaborations with director Netia Jones in producing innovative productions underscore her commitment to pushing artistic boundaries. Recorded against the backdrop of the challenges of the global landscape, this album is a testament to the enduring power of music. Despite the tumultuous times, Booth and Glynn’s delivery of Schoenberg’s work resonates with timeless beauty and relevance. “Expressionist Music” invites listeners to explore the complexities of Schoenberg’s compositions, providing an immersive and significant experience into the world of expressionism.


The Guardian 30th May 2024

“the immaculate way in which each number is presented here, with every flick and tremor of the vocal lines and of the piano accompaniments precisely caught, would make that [a recording of The Book of the Hanging Gardens ]something to relish.. – 4 out of 5 stars