Arnold Schoenberg's Five Pieces for Orchestra - La Jolla Symphony & Chorus

7/31/2018; 18 minutes

A critic once commented that Schoenberg's "Five Pieces for Orchestra" requires "an orchestra of soloists," Schoenberg himself said that his aim was the development of "the emancipation of dissonance," in which no single note or key would be dominant over others. To this end melodies are fragmentary while the emphasis is on ever-shifting instrumental colors.; thus each of the five brief movements acquires a distinctive atmosphere. Recorded on 05/06/2018. (#33850)

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