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Inspired by a journey to Tchaikovsky's hometown Saint Petersburg, Jan rediscovered some of his favorite pieces from the composer.

The famous Rococo Variations were written by Tchaikovsky for the cellist Wilhelm Fitzhagen who added some minor edits to make the work more playable. Jan recorded a new combination of the original with Fitzenhagen's version.

Sérénade mélancolique and Souvenir d'un lieu cher are both originally works for violin and orchestra. For this recording, Jan arranged the cello parts himself and teamed up with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony under their new Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada.

The vivacious “Souvenir de Florence” is Tchaikovsky's only string sextet. Jan recorded this piece with musicians of the Moritzburg Festival, an excellent chamber music festival located in the Moritzburg castle near Dresden.

Jan Vogler's distinguished career has seen him perform with renowned conductors and internationally acclaimed orchestras around the world. His strong classical foundation has allowed him to push the boundaries of his sound, creating an ongoing dialogue with contemporary composers and performers.

Jan Vogler (cello)
Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Moritzburg Festival Ensemble, Andrés Orozco-Estrada

Composers

Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-93)

Works

Tchaikovsky: Sérénade Mélancolique for Violin & Orchestra in B minor, Op. 26
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir d'un lieu cher, Op. 42: Méditation in D minor
Tchaikovsky: Souvenir de Florence, Op. 70
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33
Publication date: 2016-03-04
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Two CDs filled with treasures for the piano, drawn from the world's greatest catalogue of recorded music. From hushed intimacy to spectacular virtuosity, and from Bach to Gershwin - by way of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, Debussy, Rachmaninov and more - this collection of pieces demonstrates the piano's astonishing range of colour and emotion in the hands of supreme performers.

Disc: 1

1. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18: I. Moderato - Leif Ove Andsnes
2. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466: II. Romanze - Yuri Egorov
3. Bagatelle No 25 in A Minor, WoO 59, 'Fur Elise' - Francois-Rene Duchable
4. Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, D. 899 - Maria Joao Pires
5. Piano Sonata No. 62 in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:52: III. Finale: Presto - Mikhail Pletnev
6. Klavierstucke, Op 119: III Intermezzo in C Major (Grazioso e giocoso) - Nicholas Angelich
7. Songs Without Words, Book 6, Op. 67: No. 2 Allegro leggiero - Alexandre Tharaud
8. Nocturne No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15 No. 1 - Martha Argerich
9. Liebestraum No. 3 in A flat major - Leif Ove Andsnes
10. 6 Lyric Pieces, Book 8, Op. 65: No. 6 Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - Alexandre Tharaud
11. 18eme Ordre: No 6 Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins - Alexandre Tharaud
12. Children's Corner: VI. Golliwogg's Cake-Walk - Samson Francois
13. Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83: II. Adagio assai - Helene Grimaud
14. Rhapsody in Blue - Andre Previn

Disc: 2

1. Piano Sonata No 8 in C Minor, 'Pathetique', Op 13: I Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio - Stephen Kovacevich
2. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73, 'Emperor': II. Adagio un poco mosso - Hans Richter-Haaser
3. Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. posthume - Alexandre Tharaud
4. Suite Bergamasque : IV. Passepied - Samson Francois
5. Goyescas, Book 2: IV. Quejas o La maja y el ruisenor - Jean-Francois Heisser
6. Noches en los jardines de Espana: II Danza lejana - Martha Argerich
7. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3 No. 2 - Jean Philippe Collard
8. Hungarian Rhapsody, S. 244: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor - Georges Cziffra
9. Prokofiev : Piano Concerto No.3 in C major Op.26 : I Andante - Allegro - Vladimir Krainev
10. Impromptus, D. 899: No. 2 in E-Flat Major:Allegro - David Fray
11. The Seasons, Op. 37b: VI. Juin (Barcarolle) - Mikhail Pletnev
12. Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052: II. Adagio - David Fray
13. Cantata No. 147, 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben', BWV 147: Choral: 'Jesu bleibet meine Freude' - Dinu Lipatti
Publication date: 2016-03-04
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Publication date: 2016-03-04
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Baroque music inspired by birdsong - soprano Dorothee Mields and recorder player Stefan Temmingh present a selection of magnificent and virtuoso works which not only imitate bird calls but very often also refer to the theme of love: from the nightingale to the goldfinch and from the cuckoo to hens, doves and various other birds.

Composers

Arne, Thomas (1710-78)
Bartlet, John (fl.1606, d.1610)
Couperin, François (1668-1733)
Daquin, Louis-Claude (1694-1772)
Fedeli, Giuseppe (1680-1733)
Handel, George Frideric (1685-1759)
Keiser, Rheinhard (1674-1739)
Monteclair, Michel Pignolet de (1667-1737)
Poglietti, Alessandro (mid 17th c.-1683)
Quignard
Rameau, Jean Philippe (1683-1764)
Torri, Pietro (1650-1737)
Vivaldi, Antonio (1678-1741)
Works

anon.: The three ravens
anon.: This Merry Pleasant Spring
Arne: Cuckoo Song from 'As You Like It'
Bartlet: Sweete birdes deprive us never
Daquin: Le Coucou
Fedeli, G: Warbling the birds enjoy
Handel: Augeletti che cantate (from Rinaldo)
Handel: L'Allegro, Il Penseroso ed Il Moderato: Sweet Bird
Keiser: Du angenehme Nachtigall
Monteclair: Les Tourterelles
Poglietti: Imitatione del Medesimo Uccello
Poglietti: Rossignolo
Rameau: La poule
Torri: Son rosignolo
Vivaldi: Flute Concerto, Op. 10 No. 3 in D major, RV 428 'Il gardellino'
Publication date: 2016-02-26
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Khatia Buniatishvili's new recording Kaleidoscope, a unique combination of masterful and challenging pieces, shows her true virtuosic playing and features the well-loved Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, Ravel's La Valse and Stravinsky's Petruschka.

Given that these pieces all have an orchestral version, the pianist must bring out this larger palette of colours on a single instrument. Khatia does just that, painting her own picture of the pieces, how they are interwoven and the special characters she wants to emphasize.

There is a strong sense of character about the programme - it is music to be seen as well as heard, and it takes in other art forms as well: dance, puppetry and painting. The movement and colours of these other art forms are encapsulated in Khatia's playing and the album's title, Kaleidoscope.

Khatia Buniatishvili (piano)

Composers

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich (1839-81)
Ravel, Maurice (1875-1937)
Stravinsky, Igor Feodorovich (1882-1971)

Works

Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)
Ravel: La Valse
Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka
Publication date: 2016-02-05
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Twice Grammy-nominated AMY DICKSON made history by becoming the first saxophonist and the first Australian to win the 2013 MasterCard Breakthrough Artist of the Year Classic Brit Award. Recognised widely for her remarkable and distinctive tone and exceptional musicality, she has performed throughout the world in prestigious venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Sydney Opera House, and as a soloist with orchestras including the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Peter Sculthorpe's 'Island Songs' contains some of the most beguilingly lyrical music written by the foremost Australian composer of his generation, whose death in August 2014 was lamented throughout the world. Ross Edwards' 'Full Moon Dances' is made up of five seamless movements, creating a kaleidoscope of sound featuring fragments of birdsong, plainsong, drones and Indigenous chants from around the world. These sounds are brought together around the central figure of the solo saxophonist. 'The Siduri Dances', by composer, conductor and violist Brett Dean, celebrates another female figure: 'a wise female divinity from the Epic of Gilgamesh'. 'Island Songs and The Siduri Dances were recorded in the Eugene Goossens Hall, ABC Ultimo, with conductor Benjamin Northey and ARIA-Award-winning producer-engineer Virginia Read; Full Moon Dances was recorded live in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House with Miguel Harth-Bedoya on the podium.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Northey, Miguel Harth-Bedoya

Works

Dean, B: The Siduri Dances for flute and string orchestra
Edwards, Ross: Full Moon Dances — Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra
Sculthorpe: Island Songs
Publication date: 2016-01-08
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Pablo de Sarasate was one of the most successful violinists in history, reigning supreme as an incandescent musical personality in the days when violinist-composers were a significant feature of concert life. Tianwa Yang has been described as “an unquestioned master of the violin...the rarest of violinists” (American Record Guide), and each volume of these stunning works for violin and orchestra has been received with great international acclaim. Yang has achieved recognition as one of the world's outstanding instrumentalists with the 2014 Annual Prize of the German Record Critics for her Naxos recordings of the Complete Music for Violin by Sarasate, and she was named the 2015 ECHO Klassik Instrumentalist of the Year (Violin) for her Ysaÿe 6 Sonatas for Solo Violin - Naxos 8572995.

Catalogue No: 8504046
Label: Naxos
Series: Sarasate Music for Violin and Orchestra
Length: 3 hours 56 minutes
Discs: 4 CDs

Tianwa Yang (violin)
Orquesta Sinfónica de Navarra, Ernest Martínez Izquierdo

Composers

Sarasate, Pablo de (1844-1908)
Works

Sarasate: Airs écossais, Op. 34
Sarasate: Airs espagnols, Op. 18
Sarasate: Barcarolle vénitienne (Gondoliéra veneziana)
Sarasate: Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
Sarasate: Chansons Russes, Op. 49
Sarasate: Concert Fantasy on Mozart's Die Zauberflöte, Op. 54
Sarasate: El canto del ruiseñor, Op. 29
Sarasate: Fantaisie sur Der Freischütz de Weber, Op. 14
Sarasate: Fantaisie sur le Don Juan de Mozart, Op. 51
Sarasate: Fantasie sur La Dame Blanche, Op. 3
Sarasate: Fantasy on Gounod's Faust, Op. 13
Sarasate: Fantasy on Gounod's Roméo et Juliette, Op. 5
Sarasate: Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43
Sarasate: Introduction et Caprice-Jota, Op. 41
Sarasate: Jota de Pablo, Op. 52
Sarasate: Jota de Pamplona, Op. 50
Sarasate: Jota de San Fermin, Op. 36
Sarasate: L'Esprit follet
Sarasate: La chasse, Op. 44
Sarasate: Le Rêve, Op. 53
Sarasate: Miramar (Zortzico), Op. 42
Sarasate: Muiñeiras, Op. 32
Sarasate: Navarra, Op. 33
Sarasate: Nocturne-sérénade, Op. 45
Sarasate: Pateneras, Op. 35
Sarasate: Viva Sevilla!, Op. 38
Sarasate: Zigeunerweisen, Op. 20
Publication date: 2015-12-31
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Bruno Delepelaire (cello), Jacques Zoon (flute)
Berliner Barock Solisten, Reinhard Goebel

Very few ensembles specializing in early music can display a level of artistic mastery akin to that of the Berliner Barock Solisten. Founded in 1995 by Rainer Kussmaul and other prominent members of the prestigious Berliner Philharmoniker, the musicians and their director (as first among equals) have created a unique approach to performing works of the 17th and 18th centuries. The “Berlin Baroque Soloists” not only do justice to their name (each musician is a master soloist), they also play on historic, though modernized, instruments, using bows from various periods, depending on the work being performed. This flexibility, along with the homogeneity with which the ensemble plays and the presence of leading soloists from the “early music scene” within its ranks, is virtually unparalleled internationally. With historical discernment, the old is treated to a fresh hearing, to fresh thinking. The result is a modern interpretation, but without “modernization”. This brand new album recorded in the Philharmonie Berlin's 'Große Saal' is the second in the series of C.P.E. Bach albums from the Berliner Barock Solisten, and presents two of the composer's symphonies and two concertos. Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach was the fifth child and second (surviving) son of the famous Johann Sebastian Bach. C. P. E. Bach was an influential composer in his own right, working at a time of transition between his father's baroque style and the classical and romantic styles that followed it. His personal approach, an expressive and often turbulent one known as empfindsamer Stil or 'sensitive style', and his music has an abiding quality so untypical of the 18th century in that it is “good, original and shockingly modern. [Reinhard Goebel - Berliner Barock Solisten]”.

Composers

Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel (1714-88)

Works

Bach, C P E: Cello Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Wq. 171 (H436)
Bach, C P E: Flute Concerto in G major, Wq. 169 (H445)
Bach, C P E: Sinfonia in G major, Wq. 182/1 (H657)
Bach, C P E: Symphony in E flat major, Wq. 179 (H654)
Publication date: 2015-11-27
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This 2CD album brings together ten of the most famous tenors, performing nearly 50 of the greatest arias of all time. It also features a 16-page booklet with everything you need to know about each tenor - nationality, short biography, best recording, trivia and more - in an appealing and witty design.

Disc One contains 24 operatic arias, opening with the all-time tenor of tenors, Luciano Pavarotti, singing Nessun Dorma. Juan Diego Flórez delivers the astonishing Ah mes amis (with its 9 top Cs) in supreme style, Villazón sings Verdi and Handel, while Jonas Kaufmann can be heard in Puccini, Bizet (Carmen) and even Wagner.

Disc Two contains film themes, Neopolitan songs, Sicilian songs, sacred music and others. Highlights include Andrea Bocelli's Ave Maria (from his best-selling Sacred Arias album); Joseph Calleja singing the “love theme” from Cinema Paradiso, Plácido Domingo with No Puedo Ser and José Carreras singing Granada.

Luciano Pavarotti (tenor), Jose Carreras (tenor), Jonas Kaufmann (tenor), Fritz Wunderlich (tenor), Rolando Villazon (tenor), Joseph Calleja (tenor), Juan Diego Florez (tenor), Andrea Bocelli (tenor), Placido Domingo (tenor)

Works

Bernstein: West Side Story
Bizet: Les Pêcheurs de Perles
Brodszky: Be My Love
Caccini, G: Ave Maria
Cardillo: Core 'ngrato
Denza: Funiculì-Funiculà
Franck, C: Panis Angelicus
Gounod: Ave Maria
Hardelot: Because
Kalman: Gräfin Mariza
Lara, Augustin: Granada
Leoncavallo: Mattinata - 'L'aurora di bianco vestita'
Puccini: La Bohème: Act 1
Ramirez, A: Misa Criolla
Refice: Ombra di Nube
Rossini: Soirées Musicales
Strauss, R: Sechs Lieder, Op. 17
Verdi: Rigoletto: Act 3

Catalogue No: 4824025
Label: Decca
Discs: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours 36 minutes
Publication date: 2015-11-06
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With all 9 of Franz Schubert's symphonies, this 4 CD boxset presents a fantastic collection of Sir Colin Davis' work with the Staatskapelle Dresden, where he was a principal guest conductor, and appointed honorary conductor (Ehrendirigent) in 1990, the first in the orchestra's 460-year-history.

Staatskapelle Dresden, Sir Colin Davis

Composers

Schubert, Franz Peter (1797-1828)

Works

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-9
Schubert: Symphony No. 1 in D major, D82
Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125
Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200
Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'
Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485
Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major, D589
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'
Publication date: 2015-10-30
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1.Traditional: Schneeverweht bist du, Russland
2. Traditional: O du Nacht
3. Traditional: Am Fluss Don
4. Traditional: Leuchte, leuchte, mein Stern
5. Anonymous: Evening Bells
6. Anonymous: Ei, Ukhnyem
7. Anonymous: Eintönig klingt hell das Glöcklein
8. Soloviev-Sedoy: Midnight In Moscow - Moskauer Nächte
9. Bortniansky: I Worship The Power Of Love
10. Jarre, Webster: Laras Thema aus Dr. Schiwago
11. Anonymous: Der Kama-Fluss
12. Anonymous: Stenka Rasin
13. Anonymous: Kalinka & Grünes Gras
14. Anonymous: Es wird im Walde erzählt
15. Anonymous: Ochi chornyje - Schwarze Augen
16. Anonymous: Tschubariki
17. Tchaikovsky: Overture 1812, Op.49 - Choral version, Arr. by Serge Jaroff - Rette, o Gott, Dein Volk
18. Traditional: Gott ist mit uns
19. Traditional: Der Schneesturm treibt über die Straße
20. Traditional: Ich sause mit dem Wind
21. Traditional: Was für eine Mondnacht
22. Traditional: Hymne der Don Kosaken Armee
Publication date: 2015-10-24
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Discs: 2 CDs

Composers

Chopin, Frédéric François (1810-49)
Tchaikovsky, Piotr Ilyich (1840-93)

Works

Chopin: Scherzi Nos. 1-4
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
Chopin: Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Chopin: Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b
Publication date: 2015-10-09
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Hummel, conductor, composer and pianist, whose death ended the great Viennese lineage of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, produced a series of inspired arrangements of Mozart's symphonies between 1823 and 1824. As a child of eight he had lodged and studied with Mozart, and these arrangements demonstrate a profound understanding of his teacher's art. He refused to vary a single harmony but did make some changes to accommodate contemporary early Romantic taste, and to bring out intensity of orchestral colour as well as offering opportunities for pianistic virtuosity.


arr. for flute, violin, cello & piano

Uwe Grodd (flute), Friedemann Eichhorn (violin), Martin Rummel (cello) & Roland Kruger (piano)

Composers

Hummel, Johann Nepomuk (1778-1837)
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-91)

Works

Mozart: Symphony No. 35 in D major, K385 'Haffner'
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K425 'Linz'
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K551 'Jupiter'
Publication date: 2015-09-25
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Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Kathryn Stott create a unique classical music experience with their new Sony Classical recording Songs from the Arc of Life available September 18, 2015. This all-new recording also celebrates thirty years of friendship and collaboration in concerts and recordings for Ma and Stott. The album includes pieces they have frequently performed but never recorded, as well as a handful of discoveries. Songs from the Arc of Life begins and ends with two, much-beloved settings of the traditional “Ave Maria,” opening with the soaring, radiant Bach/Gounod arrangement and closing with Schubert's more serene, contemplative version. In between is a remarkable spectrum of music that includes such enduring favorites as Brahms' “Lullaby,” Dvořák's “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” Elgar's “Salut d'amour,” Gade's “Jalousie” and Saint-Saëns' “The Swan,” as well as richly evocative works by Debussy, Delius, Fauré, Gershwin, Grieg, Kriesler, Messaien, Schumann, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. Ma and Stott also include a haunting piece by the contemporary composer Giovanni Sollima, a friend and colleague of both artists.

Yo-Yo Ma (cello), Kathryn Stott (piano)

Works

Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
Debussy: Beau Soir
Delius: Romance for cello & piano
Dvořák: Songs My Mother Taught Me, Op. 55 No. 4
Elgar: Salut d'amour, Op. 12
Fauré: Après un rêve, Op. 7 No. 1
Fauré: Papillon, Op. 77
Gade, J: Tango Jalousie
Gershwin: Prelude No. 1
Gounod: Ave Maria
Grieg: Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34
Kreisler: La Gitana
Saint-Saëns: Le Cygne (from Le carnaval des animaux)
Schubert: Ave Maria, D839
Sibelius: Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4 (J.J. Wecksell)
Sollima: Il bell'Antonio, Tema III
Tchaikovsky: Valse sentimentale, Op. 51 No. 6
Publication date: 2015-09-18
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This release unites on record for the first time America's reigning star soprano Renée Fleming and its premier string quartet, The Emersons, to take us on a journey into the twilight world of Vienna in the 1920s and 30s in music imbued with late romanticism and burgeoning modernism.

Berg's Lyric Suite is a work of intricate, complexity believed to have a secret dedication and to outline a secret programme relating to Berg's affair with Franz Werfel's sister (Werfel was married to Mahler's widow, Alma). Theodor Adorno called the work a “latent opera” and in its sixth and final movement, the Largo desolato, Berg introduces the soprano voice and quotes Wagner's Tristan motif to evoke his doomed, impossible love.

This was still secessionist Vienna: a world of paintings by Klimt, psychoanalysis by Freud and a musical life where you could hear Bruno Walter conduct Mahler and Clemens Krauss lead the operas of Richard Strauss.

Egon Wellesz's highly expressive setting of Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning was one of the last works he completed before leaving Austria ahead of the Anschluss in 1938. It is heard here in its original version for soprano and string quartet. Barrett-Browning was one of the most popular English poets of the Victoria era, although Wellesz turned to German translations by Rainer Maria Rilke for his setting.

Renée Fleming is famed for her “intense and luxurious” (Evening Standard) performances of Richard Strauss and Korngold, Berg and Mahler. Her sumptuous sound is uniquely suited to this repertoire.

As Edward Seckerson wrote of her fin de siècle recital at the Barbican in 2012: “We were back in Vienna's golden age and it seemed like that was where she had always belonged”.

Emerson String Quartet (string quartet)
Recorded: 2015-02
Recording Venue: Queen's College, Flushing, NY

Awards
BBC Music Magazine December 2015 Chamber Choice
Presto Recordings of the Year Finalist 2015
Gramophone Awards 2016 Finalist - Chamber

Composers

Berg, Alban (1885-1935)
Wellesz, Egon (1885-1974)
Zeisl, Erich (1905-59)

Works

Berg: Lyric Suite - for string quartet (1926)
Berg: Lyric Suite - for soprano and string quartet
Wellesz: Sonnets For Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Op. 52
Zeisl: Komm, süsser Tod
Publication date: 2015-09-11

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