Arnold Schoenberg Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
In cold, moonlit woods a woman confesses to her lover that she carries another man’s child. After brooding meditation he resolves that their love will make the child their own. As they embrace and walk on, the formerly barren night is transformed by hope and devotion. Verklärte Nacht (“Transfigured
Night”), written in a single movement for string sextet, is an early and seldom heard work by Schoenberg: its musical style blends the harmonic and structural formality of Brahms with the sensual sonorities of Wagner.
Southwell Festival Chamber Soloists
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