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

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“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.”