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    recorded, most, early, atonal and first.
  • Our engine has analyzed and discovered that 75.0% of the reviews are reliable.
  • This product had a total of 4 reviews as of our last analysis date on Mar 19 2020.
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I hope this particular recording will be in print as long as I live. Pierre Boulez has done a masterful work with the orchestra...  Read More

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In the late Seventies Columbia Records already had a Mister Modern in the person of Robert Craft, who could be responsible for ...  Read More

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Schoenberg's Jacob's Ladder seems to be an attempt to give dramatic life to some standard Nietzchean ideas common in Europe at ...  Read More


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    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Die jakobsleiter, a 47-minute fragment of an oratorio that was interrupted by wwi and never completed, is the feature on this disc, performed by the bbc singers and bbc symphony orchestra, recorded in 1980.


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    Schoenberg's libretto features the archangel gabriel summoning the malcontents, doubters, rejoicers and the indifferent to transformation.


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    Schoenberg was a good friend of the painter kandinsky, and while kandinsky pioneered the break from representation to total abstraction in painting, schoenberg pioneered the break with tonality in music.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    Oratorio that takes off from the story in genesis about jacob wrestling with the angel gabriel.


    Posted by a reviewer on Amazon

    There is no doubt that the nearly unreadable poem was highly personal to the composer, who published it in 1917 before finishing the music.


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    Schoenberg was called up briefly for army service in the fall of 1917, and he couldn't pick up the thread of the work, abandoning it until 1921.


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    Even then, he completed only the short score by 1944, and at his death in 1951, only the first hundred measures or so were orchestrated.


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    The early work on the program is the chamber symphony no.

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