Jean-Guihen Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz, Berg, Lyrische Suite, Schoenberg, Verklärte Nacht

22 Jan 2014

Written by: Grego Applegate Edwards

Published in: Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review

“Hearing both works in the string orchestra version in this way heightens the expressiveness of each work and, at least to me, allows us to see the similarities. […] Queyras and Ensemble Resonanz give us soaring renditions of both works. If the “Lyric Suite” seems in the string orchestra version virtually new, it is no doubt my reaction after a near lifetime of appreciating the quartet version. It may take a little more careful listening for the balance of thematic materials to re-emerge (if you like me are used to the quartet reading), but it may give us a different set of insights and appreciate the expressive angst of the work all the more.”