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Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Op. 52 ()

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Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Op. 52 - Emerson String Quartet; Renée Fleming (soprano)
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  1. Lyric Suite, for string quartet
  2. Lyric Suite, for string quartet: Largo desolato
  3. Sonnets from the Portuguese, for soprano & string quartet, Op. 52
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Here's a recording that doesn't introduce its star name until it's more than half over, and works quite well on that account. The understanding of the opening work, Alban Berg's six-movement Lyric Suite (1926), has evolved since scholars discovered a secret copy of the work that, despite its use of the abstract 12-tone system, outlines a quite specific program depicting the course of the composer's extramarital affair with Dorothea Robetin the previous year. The finale was even shown to contain an unsung melody, a setting ...

Berg: Lyric Suite; Wellesz: Sonnets by Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Op. 52 2015, Decca

UPC: 028947883999

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