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Arnold Schoenberg: Transfigured Night

Painting of Arnold Schonberg, ca. 1905Richard Gerstl

March 28, 2023

Like any good story, music can express many emotions: moments of tenderness, passion, fear, and frustration. All those emotions shared without a single word...that's the power of music. Today we'll hear Transfigured Night by Arnold Schoenberg from a concert presented by the Kingston Chamber Music Festival in Philadelphia.

Episode Playlist

Hour 1

Johann Sebastian Bach: Three-Part Sinfonia Nos. 9 & 12
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
Album: Bach: Partita No. 4 | Three-Part Inventions
Nonesuch 79121

Granville Bantock: A Celtic Symphony
The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra | JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

Irving Fine: Romanza
Dolce Suono Ensemble
Dolce Suono Ensemble Presents, Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia, PA

Johann Sebastian Bach: Partita in D minor for solo violin, BWV 1004: Chaconne
Itamar Zorman, violin
UGA Office of Performing Arts, UGA Performing Arts Center, Athens GA

Hour 2

Joaquin Rodrigo: Gran Marcha de los Subsecretarios
Gregory Allen, piano | Anton Nel, piano
Album: Joaquin Rodrigo: The Complete Music for Piano
Bridge 9027

Carlos Simon: A Cry from the Grave
East Coast Chamber Orchestra
Chamber Music Northwest, Kaul Auditorium, Reed College, Portland, OR

Arnold Schoenberg: Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) for String Sextet, Op. 4
Joel Link, violin | Bryan Lee, violin | Burchard Tang, viola | Zoe Martin-Doike, viola | Priscilla Lee, cello | Clancy Newman, cello
Kingston Chamber Music Festival, Barthelmes Auditorium, Philadelphia, PA

Cecile Chaminade: Automne, from Six Etudes de Concert for Solo Piano, Op. 35
Anton Nel, piano
Seattle Chamber Music Society, Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA