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Transfigured Night - Haydn & Schoenberg

Trondheim Soloists, Alisa Weilerstein

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In what sense Hayden's two concertos for cello – at least, the two that we know of as his, although he surely wrote more – are the fruit of a "Transfigured Night" is not clear, and isn't made more so by reading the booklet, although it is very interesting, historically speaking. But on the other hand, of course, Schönberg's Transfigured Night, still a classic of his tonal and post-Wagnerian works, clearly justifies the title. Hayden's concertos are played by the magnificent American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, herself a "privileged partner" of Trondheim Soloists who accompany her here (without a conductor) and give us Schönberg's version for string orchestra. Given that Trondheim is slap bang in the middle of Norway, we can well imagine how the night and the twilight – which lasts most of the day for several months every year – must be full of images of transfigurations to inspire our musicians! And let's recall briefly how this ensemble, founded in 1988, recorded the Four Seasons with Anne-Sophie Mutter in 1999, a veritable stepping stone to international fame. © SM/Qobuz

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Alisa Weilerstein

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Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2 (Joseph Haydn)

1
I. Allegro moderato
00:13:38

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

2
II. Adagio
00:04:50

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

3
III. Rondo: Allegro
00:04:21

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1 (Joseph Haydn)

4
I. Moderato
00:08:40

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

5
II. Adagio
00:07:03

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

6
III. Finale: Allegro molto
00:05:52

Franz Joseph Haydn, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra - Alisa Weilerstein, Artist, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra) (Arnold Schönberg)

7
Grave -
00:06:27

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

8
Molto rallentando -
00:05:56

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

9
A tempo -
00:02:21

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

10
Adagio -
00:09:21

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

11
Adagio (molto tranquillo)
00:04:22

Arnold Schoenberg, Composer - Trondheim Soloists, Orchestra, MainArtist

(C) 2018 PENTATONE (P) 2018 PENTATONE

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In what sense Hayden's two concertos for cello – at least, the two that we know of as his, although he surely wrote more – are the fruit of a "Transfigured Night" is not clear, and isn't made more so by reading the booklet, although it is very interesting, historically speaking. But on the other hand, of course, Schönberg's Transfigured Night, still a classic of his tonal and post-Wagnerian works, clearly justifies the title. Hayden's concertos are played by the magnificent American cellist Alisa Weilerstein, herself a "privileged partner" of Trondheim Soloists who accompany her here (without a conductor) and give us Schönberg's version for string orchestra. Given that Trondheim is slap bang in the middle of Norway, we can well imagine how the night and the twilight – which lasts most of the day for several months every year – must be full of images of transfigurations to inspire our musicians! And let's recall briefly how this ensemble, founded in 1988, recorded the Four Seasons with Anne-Sophie Mutter in 1999, a veritable stepping stone to international fame. © SM/Qobuz

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