Bach’s The Musical Offering is the result of a famous challenge set by Frederick the Great.
Almost 200 years after its composition, Webern breathes new life into the piece – arranging the music for orchestral instruments in a way that brilliantly highlights each of their distinctive sounds.
In another powerful transformation, Schoenberg arranges Brahms’ First Piano Quartet for orchestra. A piece he loved and thought performed too rarely, this orchestration brings out the expressive colour of Brahms' music, while keeping the purity of a work originally composed for four instruments.
BACH arr. WEBERN The Musical Offering – Ricercare
BRAHMS arr. SCHOENBERG Piano Quartet No.1
SIMONE YOUNG conductor
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