Netherlands Philharmonic, Albrecht/Guy/Berg (arr. Verbey), Liszt, Bruckner

31 May 2015 14:15

Venue:
Concertgebouw
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Presenter:
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

From the Epoch Times: “…The concert began with Alban Berg’s Piano Sonata, Op 1: an intensive twelve minutes that seem to float along in a style between late romanticism and modernism. Theo Verbey built the architectural waves in which the work is created, with a huge orchestral force that lets the piece build up again and again, returning to a simple string quartet. Between these waves, the brass and five (!) percussionists provide eruptive climaxes.”And from Grammophone:[This version of the Berg Sonata…]”is much more convincing than you might suppose – an orchestration of Berg’s early Piano Sonata by the young Dutch composer Theo Verbey. Aiming to clarify the complex polyphonic working behind the keyboard texture, Verbey employs an orchestral style redolent of Berg’s Orchestral Pieces, Op. 6 and does so with real flair and refinement. The appropriation of echt-Bergian sonorities (string tremolandos am Steg, melismatic wisps of cor anglais and bass clarinet) ensures that the music scarcely betrays its origins.”



Program:

Berg: Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Albrecht
Arranger: Theo Verbey

Liszt: Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125
Artist: François-Frederic Guy (Piano)
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Albrecht

Bruckner: Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106
Ensemble: Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Marc Albrecht