One day, Arnold met Mathilde…
In 1899, Arnold Schoenberg met the love of his life. Three weeks later, he completed one of the most passionate works the musical world has ever seen.
Experience the heartfelt yearning of Transfigured Night and discover the music that influenced this touching love letter— works by Mozart, Brahms, and more.
The romance comes to life through the artistry of a marvelous lineup of musicians, including mezzo-soprano Audrey Adams-McMillan, the Fremont String Quartet (Utah Symphony Principals), and pianist Andrew Staupe.
Franz Schubert: Quartettsatz (Quartet Movement), D. 703
Alexander von Zemlinsky: Fantasien über Gedichte von Richard Dehmel (Fantasies on Poems by Richard Dehmel), op. 9
Johannes Brahms: Zwei Gesäng (Two Songs), op. 91
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night)
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About the Music
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Quartettsatz, D. 703
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Fantasien über Gedichte von Richard Dehmel, op. 9
(Fantasies on Poems by Richard Dehmel)
Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871-1942)
I. Stimme des Abends (Voice of the Evening)
II. Waldseligkeit (Forest Bliss)
III. Liebe (Love)
IV. Käferlied (Beetle Song)
Zwei Gesäng, op. 91
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
composed 1884 (No. 1), 1864 (No. 2).
voice, viola, piano
I. Gestillte Sehnsucht (Satisfied Longing)
II. Geistliches Wiegenlied (Sacred Lullaby)
Violin Sonata in E minor, K. 304
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
II. Tempo di Menuetto
Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
composed 1899. first performance: 18 March 1902, Wiener Musikverein, Vienna. Rosé Quartet with Franz Jelinek, viola; Franz Schmidt, cello.
2 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos