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Berio: Orchestral Transcriptions ()

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A leader of the avant-garde, most celebrated for his groundbreaking Sinfonia (1968), Luciano Berio is presented in a much different light on this album of his appealing orchestrations of Baroque and Classical works, vividly performed by Riccardo Chailly and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano Giuseppe Verdi. These colorful transcriptions and reworkings of pieces and fragments by Purcell, Bach, Boccherini, Mozart, Schubert, and Brahms will, in most cases, attract listeners for their surprising accessibility and clarity. Most ...

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  1. Hornpipe, arrangement for chamber ensemble (after Purcell)
  2. Die Kunst der Fuge (The Art of the Fugue), for keyboard (or other instruments), BWV 1080: Contrapunctus XIX
  3. Quattro versioni originali della "Ritirata notturna di madrid," superimposed & transcribed for orchestra (after Boccherini)
  4. Variazioni "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen", for 2 bassett horns & strings
  5. Schubert-Berio: Rendering, for orchestra
  6. Sonata for clarinet (or viola) & piano No. 1 in F minor, Op. 120/1
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Berio: Orchestral Transcriptions
2005, Decca

UPC: 028947628309

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