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Schoenberg's arrangements
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GEOFF PEARCE

'... I found this version very interesting and overall, more intimate ...'

Mahler arr Schoenberg: Songs. © 2016 Naxos Rights US Inc

As a lover of both The Songs of a Wayfarer and Song of the Earth since I was a youngster, and with a few recordings of both, I was curious to see what Schoenberg would do with The Songs of a Wayfarer, and how I would feel about the result.

Generally, whilst I found this version very interesting and overall, more intimate, I missed the colour that the full orchestra gives. The performances were polished, and I liked the baritone's voice, which was well-modulated and suited the intimacy of this arrangement well. This is particularly evident in the first song, 'When My Love Has Her Wedding Day'...

Copyright © 15 February 2017 Geoff Pearce,
Sydney, Australia

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