Arnold Schoenberg

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schoenberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstucke (1999)

Thomas Larcher - Arnold Schönberg, Franz Schubert: Klavierstücke (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 162 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: ECM | # ECM New Series 1667, 465 136-2 | 01:04:28

Consummation. This is what the piano music of Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951) and Franz Schubert (1979-1828) have in common, the bridge that Thomas Larcher brings to this welcoming solo recital, his first for ECM. To underscore this point, he shuffles Schönberg’s Klavierstücke op. 11 with Schubert’s posthumous Klavierstücke D 946. By turns halting and didactic, the opening pairing opens into the fresh air of Schubert’s precisely syncopated revelry. The contrasts between the two composers are obvious to the ear, but to the heart Schönberg is an extended exhalation to Schubert’s inhalation. Where Schönberg plots slow, jagged caverns, Schubert runs furtively above ground in the sunshine. Yet both seem so urgent to tell their stories, offering lifelong journeys from relatively young minds.
Gurzenich-Orchester Koln, Markus Stenz, Soloists - Arnold Schoenberg: Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs

Arnold Schoenberg - Gurre-Lieder (2015) 2CDs
Barbara Haveman (soprano), Claudia Mahnke (mezzo), Brandon Jovanovich (tenor)
Gerhard Siegel (tenor), Thomas Bauer (baritone), Johannes Martin Kränzle (speaker)
Gürzenich-Orchester Köln, conducted by Markus Stenz

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 545 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 251 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Hyperion | # CDA68081/2 | Time: 01:48:01

Markus Stenz and the Gürzenich Orchestra Köln have demonstrated a special aptitude for performing large scale post-Romantic works, notably the symphonies of Gustav Mahler, which they recorded for Oehms Classics as a series of hybrid SACDs. They have followed that impressive cycle with what is probably the most Mahlerian work Arnold Schoenberg ever composed, the massive Gurrelieder for solo voices, multiple choruses, and large orchestra. This 2015 Hyperion release is impressive in its crisp details, vibrant tone colors, and startling clarity, all of which are evident in the opening instrumental passages in the Prelude, and which continue through the nearly operatic vocal parts, which have remarkable presence in the face of an orchestra that exceeds Wagnerian proportions. The recording is presented on two CDs that offer extraordinary sound for digital stereo, and the only disappointment is that this wasn't released as a multichannel recording. Listeners who find Schoenberg's modernist music difficult may be more receptive to this cantata, which is his most openly Romantic score and strongly reminiscent of Wagner's music dramas. Highly recommended.
Arnold Schoenberg, "Modelli per principianti di composizione: Esempi musicali, compendio e glossario"

Arnold Schoenberg, "Modelli per principianti di composizione: Esempi musicali, compendio e glossario"
Curci | 1951 | ISBN: N/A | Italian | PDF | 55 pages | 1.7 MB

Interessante lavoro di Arnold Schonberg dedicato a tutti gli gli studenti di composizione. Gli scopi principali di questo compendio sono: l'allenamento dell'orecchio, lo sviluppo del senso della forma, e la comprensione della tecnica e della logica della costruzione musicale.
Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]

Schubert - Fierrabras, D. 796 (Claudio Abbado; Arnold Schoenberg Chor; The Chamber Orchestra of Europe) [1991/2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 676 MB
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Catalog Number: 427 341-2 | TT: CD1`68:26, CD2`75:27

Fierrabras is a three-act German opera with spoken dialogue written by the composer Franz Schubert in 1823, to a libretto by Josef Kupelwieser, the general manager of the Theater am Kärntnertor (Vienna's Court Opera Theatre). Along with the earlier Alfonso und Estrella, composed in 1822, it marks Schubert's attempt to compose grand Romantic opera in German, departing from the Singspiel tradition.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concientus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2004) (Repost)

Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Concientus Musicus Wien, Arnold Schoenberg Chor - Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K.626 (2004)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 50:21 | 228 MB
Genre: Classical, Sacred, Choral | Label: Deutsche Harmonia Mundi | Catalog: B00022UO9I

Beethoven called Mozart's Requiem "wild and terrible", and that's what we get in Harnoncourt's new recording. Ominous dread hangs from every note of the dark opening measures, the Rex tremendae and Confutatis are driven with terrifying strength, and the supplications of the Lacrimosa, with their weeping stabbings of the orchestra, are freighted with emotional power. The Tuba mirum duet of bass soloist and trombone has a beauty almost never achieved in other readings. Nor does Harnoncourt overstep the stylistic boundaries of this classical-era work; rather, the intensity is heightened for being in the idiom of its time.

Arnold Schoenberg, "Theory of Harmony"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at Nov. 21, 2016
Arnold Schoenberg, "Theory of Harmony"

Arnold Schoenberg, "Theory of Harmony"
Univ of California Pr | 2010 | ISBN: 0520266080 | English | PDF | 455 pages | 23.12 MB

A new critical foreword by Walter Frisch, H. Harold Gumm/Harry and Albert von Tilzer Professor of Music at Columbia University, expands this centennial edition. Frisch puts Schoenberg's masterpiece into historical and ideological context, delineating the connections between music, theory, art, science, and architecture in turn-of-the century Austro-German culture.

Arnold Schoenberg - Fundamentals of Musical Composition [Repost]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by rotten comics at Sept. 5, 2016
Arnold Schoenberg - Fundamentals of Musical Composition [Repost]

Arnold Schoenberg - Fundamentals of Musical Composition
1982 | ISBN: 0571196586, 0571092764 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 33 MB
Arnold Schoenberg - Pierre Boulez - Lied der Waldtaube etc. (1993 reissue, Sony Classical # SMK 48466)

Arnold Schoenberg - Erwartung / Pierrot Lunaire / Lied der Waldtaube (Version for Chamber Orchestra)
Daniel Barenboim / Pinchas Zukerman / BBC Symphony Orchestra / Pierre Boulez
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 293 MB | Full Artwork: 150 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Sony Classical # SMK 48466 | Country/Year: Europe 1993, 1978/1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Early 20th Century

Arnold Schoenberg is unquestionably one of the pivotal composers of the 20th century. By opening new aesthetic horizons, he played a crucial role in the development of contemporary classical music. This Sony Classical CD includes 1978 recordings of two works from Schoenberg's expressionist period: Erwartung (1909) and Pierrot Lunaire (1912). It also features an excerpt from the Gurre-Lieder: “Der Lied Der Waldtaube”.

Arnold Schoenberg, "Traité d'Harmonie"  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at July 1, 2016
Arnold Schoenberg, "Traité d'Harmonie"

Arnold Schoenberg, "Traité d'Harmonie"
Publisher: J.-C. Lattès | 1983 | ISBN: 2709602245 | French | PDF | 519 pages | 81.4 Mb

Traduit et présenté par Gérard Gubisch La rédaction du Traité d'Harmonie (achevée en 1911) se trouve placée pour Schoenberg sous le double signe d'une création artistique d'une rare intensité et d'une activité pédagogique non moins riche, puisqu'à Vienne, son petit groupe de fidèles comprend depuis quelques années déjà deux élèves devenus maîtres: Alban Berg et Anton Webern. …

Arnold Schoenberg, "Structural Functions of Harmony Schoenberg" (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by TimMa at July 1, 2016
Arnold Schoenberg, "Structural Functions of Harmony Schoenberg" (repost)

Arnold Schoenberg, "Structural Functions of Harmony Schoenberg"
Publisher: Faber & Faber | 1983 | ISBN: 0571130003 | English | PDF | 203 pages | 61 Mb

First published in 1948, Structural Functions of Harmony is Schoenberg's last theoretical work and contains his ultimate thoughts on classical and romantic harmony. The opening chapters are a resume of the basic principles of the early Theory of Harmony; the subsequent chapters demonstrate the concept of 'monotonality', whereby all modulations to different keys within a movement are analysed not in relation to each other but in terms of the irrelationship to one central tonality (tonic) as the centre of all harmonic change. …