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A Sonic Discovery

Orchestral music by
Alexander Zemlinsky -
recommended by
GEOFF PEARCE

'The Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra responds superbly to John Storgårds ...'

Zemlinsky: The Mermaid; Sinfonietta - Helsinki Philharmonic / Storgårds. © 2015 Ondine Oy

I have heard a little of Zemlinsky's music before, but not these works, so it was with interest that I listened to this disc. It was a sonic discovery. The lush orchestration caught my attention first, and I also appreciated the full-blown romantic melodies. There was much more, however, and I felt that it opened the door to a musical expressionism, more fully recognized by Zemlinsky's brother in law, Arnold Schonberg, and particularly by Alban Berg...

Copyright © 25 April 2015 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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ZEMLINSKY: THE MERMAID; SINFONIETTA

ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

FINLAND

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

ONDINE

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