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Transfiguration - Music of Beethoven, Mahler, & Schönberg

Smithsonian Chamber Players conducted by Kenneth Slowik

BMG/deutsche harmonia mundi 05472 77374 2

Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from the Symphony No. 5;

Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartetto serioso in F Minor, Op. 95, arranged for string orchestra by Gustav Mahler

Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night), Op. 4 (1917 string orchestra version)

                                               recorded 1995

Only a performance as sensitive as Mr. Slowik’s to all the minutely-shifting narrative connections that Schoenberg’s program note sets forth can make the most of the composer’s musical rhetoric.
Richard Taruskin in The New York Times
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The recording of the Mahler arrangement of the Beethoven Quartetto serioso, Op. 95 is also contained on the anthology "Century Classics VI: 1800-1900," BMG/deutsche harmonia mundi 05472 77605 2. The recording of Schönberg's Verklärte Nacht is also contained, as the music for Anthony Tudor's ballet Pillar of Fire, on the anthology "American Ballet Theatre, Volume 1," BMG/RCA Red Seal 09026-63190-2.