ALBAN BERG (1885-1935)
   
1  Piano Sonata, Op. 1 (1908) 12:43
  Orchestrated 1984 by Theo Verbey (b. 1959)  
  Mäßig bewegt - Viel langsamer (Quasi adagio) -  
 Three Pieces, Op. 6 (1914-15, revised version 1929) 20:57  
  for Orchestra  
  Meinem Lehrer und Freunde Arnold Schoenberg in unermeßlicher Dankbarkeit und Liebe  
2 I Präludium. Langsam - Ein wenig bewegter (Tempo II) - 4:46
3 II Reigen. Anfangs etwas zögernd. Leicht beschwingt - 5:35
4 III Marsch. Mäßiges Marschtempo (I) - Flottes Marschtempo (II) - 10:35
premiere recording
5  Der Wein (1929) 12:52
  Concert Aria (sung in French)  
  Three Poems from Charles Baudelaire's Le Vin  
  Sehr langsam -  
 Robert Murray tenor
6  Passacaglia (1913) 4:17
  Symphonic Fragment of theme and eleven variations, arranged 1999 by Christian von Borries (b. 1969) from Berg's unfinished score sketches; orchestration lightly modified by Mario Venzago  
  Langsam  
 Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (1935) 28:10  
  Für Louis Krasner  
  Dem Andenken eines Engels  
  Revised 1996 by Douglas Jarman  
7 I Andante - Allegretto 11:11
8 II Allegro - Adagio 16:59
 Isabelle van Keulen violin
   
 Three Fragments from 'Wozzeck' (1923-24) 19:58  
  for voice and orchestra from the opera Wozzeck (1914-22) after Georg Büchner's drama  
9 I Act I, Scenes 2 and 3. Langsam - [Marschtempo] - 7:23
10 II Act III, Scene 1. Grave (Theme with seven variations and fugue) 5:36
11 III Act III, Scenes 4 and 5. Langsam - Adagio - 6:58
  Saga Danielsson child soprano  
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
 Symphonic Pieces from the Opera 'Lulu' (1934) 34:17  
  after Frank Wedekind's tragedies Erdgeist (Earth Spirit) and Die Büchse der Pandora (Pandora's Box)  
  Arnold Schoenberg zum 60. Geburtstag  
12 I Rondo. Andante. Introduzione - Tempo II - Tempo I - 15:49
13 II Ostinato. Allegro - Tumultuoso - Agitato - Sempre vivace - 3:54
14 III Lied der Lulu (Anton v. Webern zum 50. Geburtstag). Comodo 2:44
15 IV Variationen. Moderato - Grandioso - Grazioso - Funèbre - 3:08
16 V Adagio. Sostenuto - Lento - Grave 8:40
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
   
17  Der Wein (1929) 13:33
  Concert Aria (sung in German)  
  Three Poems from Charles Baudelaire's Le Vin  
  German text by Stefan George  
  Sehr langsam -  
 Geraldine McGreevy soprano
   
18  Wein, Weib und Gesang! 9:22
  Waltz, Op. 333 by Johann Strauss II (1825-1899)  
  Transcribed 1921 for small ensemble by Alban Berg  
  Andante, quasi religioso - Allegro moderato - Maestoso - Tempo di Valse  
   
  Also available as SACD CHSA 5074
 Mario Venzago