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Mahler: Symphonie No. 4

Trevor Pinnock

Mahler: Symphonie No. 4

...reigniting Schoenberg's vision
CKD 438 (Linn Records)
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1
Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune

Composer Claude Debussy
Conductor Trevor Pinnock
Band Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Arranger Benno Sachs
10:39 Play $5.10
2
Symphonie No. 4 - I. Bedachtig, nicht eilen

Symphonie No. 4 - I. Bedachtig, nicht eilen

Composer Gustav Mahler
Conductor Trevor Pinnock
Band Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Arranger Erwin Stein
15:59 Play $6.85
3
Symphonie No. 4 - II. In gemachlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast

Symphonie No. 4 - II. In gemachlicher Bewegung, ohne Hast

Composer Gustav Mahler
Conductor Trevor Pinnock
Band Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Arranger Erwin Stein
08:53 Play $3.40
4
Symphonie No. 4 - III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio

Symphonie No. 4 - III. Ruhevoll, poco adagio

Composer Gustav Mahler
Conductor Trevor Pinnock
Band Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Arranger Erwin Stein
19:39 Play $6.85
5
Symphonie No. 4 - IV. Sehr behaglich

Symphonie No. 4 - IV. Sehr behaglich

Composer Gustav Mahler
Conductor Trevor Pinnock
Band Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble
Arranger Erwin Stein
09:12 Play $3.40
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Historical performance pioneer, Trevor Pinnock, conducts the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble in revealing chamber arrangements of Mahler's most frequently performed symphony and Debussy's Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, on its debut recording for Linn. 

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Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler

Mahler was a late-Romantic Austrian composer and one of the leading conductors of his generation.
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Royal Academy of Music

Royal Academy of Music

The Royal Academy of Music has been training musicians to the highest professional standards since its foundation in 1822.
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Trevor Pinnock

Trevor Pinnock

Trevor Pinnock is recognised worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments with The English Concert. He is Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Academy's Concert Orchestra.
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Arranged for Schoenberg's 1918 Society for Private Musical Performances, these reductions were designed to highlight the fresh perspective a stripped-back orchestration could offer the listener.  With this recording, Trevor and the Academy launch a series of performances and recordings which are retrospectively reigniting Schoenberg's vision of performing chamber reductions of symphonic repertoire, including newly commissioned arrangements for this series.

Erwin Stein's visionary transformation of Mahler's neo-classicist symphony is for fifteen players and soprano (Sonia Grane). A Mahler symphony of more modest proportions, it lends itself perfectly to a chamber arrangement.  Benno Sachs' re-orchestration of Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune retains many of the sounds of Debussy's  original, using the span of the piano to fill out gaps in the texture, and the harmonium to sustain missing parts in the winds, additions which add much interest and afford a new coherence and sensuality to the melodic line. 

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Spiegel Online
‘Solistenensemble diesen Kosmos an Klang und Stimmungen mit Kammermusik-Mitteln erforscht, zeugt von Selbstbewusstsein. Bitte mehr Experimente dieser Art, Mr. Pinnock!’
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Hi-Fi News
'...the performances are just enjoyable in their own right.'
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Toronto Star
‘Here is a stunning example of less being infinitely more.’
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Audiophile Norway
'An incredibly great recording…I can hardly wait for the next.’
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International Record Review
‘The recording is warm and clear…I’ve certainly enjoyed it.’
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Pulsion Audio
‘Les musiciens sont de premier ordre: la Royal Academy of Music Soloists est dirigée par une main de maître et avec tout le savoir-faire de Trevor Pinnock. Un plaisir assuré!’
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The New Zealand Herald
4 Stars
'Drawing-room Mahler brings new sounds and insights.'
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MusicWeb International
‘Overall however this is a performance to treasure, crowned by a delightfully natural account of the soprano solo in the last movement by Sónia Grané.’
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Infodad
'Sensitively scaled arrangement brings forth elements of Mahler that are always there but that tend to disappear beneath the excellence of his orchestrations.'
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Classical CD Review
‘Performances here are superb as is the audio.’
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BBC Music Magazine
'Trevor Pinnock directs a disciplined and expressive performance...'


The Guardian
4 Stars
'The introduction of the soprano soloist (Sónia Grané here) for the final movement becomes utterly natural, and creates all kinds of unexpected connections, not only with Mahler's own songs but with Schoenberg's works, too. A satisfying, thought-provoking disc.'
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The Herald Scotland
'Simply, this is one of the most beautiful and revealing discs I have heard in years. I am completely hooked.'
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The Herald Scotland
'... something remarkable and completely extraordinary...'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'Both capture a simplicity of timbre and colouring that goes to the essence of the music...'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'Don't dismiss this stripped-down version of Mahler's symphony, says Philip Clark. Trevor Pinnock and his players have uncovered a gem from the Viennese musical underworld.'
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Gramophone
'Under Pinnock, the Royal Academy of Music's Chamber Ensemble bring to the surface the lithe counterpoint that usually lumbers under thicker string textures, while soprano Sonia Grane succeeds admirably in illuminating the piece's inner folksong.'
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Dagogo.com
'The stripped-back orchestration of both pieces offer the listener a fresh perspective on these popular works.'


BachTrack.com
‘Trevor Pinnock communicated energy, enthusiasm and natural phrasing to the RAM students. He brought a beauty to the Mahler.'


28 October 2016 to 29 October 2016
Europe
TBC, Coruna Spain Europe

BEETHOVEN Prometheus Overture 

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor (JB)
Interval
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor (MJP)
Encore: Four Hands piece (MJP & JB)BEETHOVEN Prometheus Overture 


 



09 November 2016 to 10 November 2016
Europe
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Netherlands Europe
Conductor:Trevor Pinnock, Soloist:Gustavo Nuñez, bassoon

Haydn                  Symphony No. 52 in C minor

Weber                 Concerto for Bassoon in F Major, Op. 75

-intermission-

Mozart                 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, KV 543



11 November 2016 to 11 November 2016
Europe
TBC, Zutphen Netherlands Europe
Conductor:Trevor Pinnock, Soloist:Gustavo Nuñez, bassoon

Haydn                  Symphony No. 52 in C minor

Weber                 Concerto for Bassoon in F Major, Op. 75

-intermission-

Mozart                 Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, KV 543



23 November 2016 to 23 November 2016
Europe
TBC, Freiburg im Breisgau Baden-Württemberg, Germany

SCHUBERT Overture in the Italian Style in D major, D.590 
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor
Interval 
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 in A minor, 'Scottish'

 



24 November 2016 to 24 November 2016
Europe
TBC, Luzern Switzerland Europe

SCHUBERT Overture in the Italian Style in D major, D.590 
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor
Interval 
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No.3 in A minor, 'Scottish'



09 December 2016 to 09 December 2016
England
St Georges, Bristol England United Kingdom

HANDEL Passacaille from Op.5, No.4 
HANDEL Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361 
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050
Interval
PURCELL Chaconne from Fairy Queen
BACH Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (solo harpsichord)
BACH Ouverture No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067



10 December 2016 to 10 December 2016
England
Abbotsholme School, Rocester, Uttoxeter ST14 5BS England United kingdom

BACH Ouverture No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
HANDEL Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361  
HANDEL Passacaille, Gigue, Minuet from Op.5, No.4
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050



11 December 2016 to 11 December 2016
England
York University, York England United Kingdom

BACH Ouverture No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
HANDEL Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361  
HANDEL Passacaille, Gigue, Minuet from Op.5, No.4
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050



15 December 2016 to 03 June 2016
England
Collyer-Ferguson Hall - Kent University, Canterbury E$ngland United Kingdom

DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune 
MAHLER (red. ERWIN STEIN) Symphony No.4 in G major

 



16 December 2016 to 16 December 2016
England, London
Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP England United Kingdom
Wigmore birthday concert

BACH Ouverture No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067
HANDEL Sonata in A for violin and continuo HWV 361  
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050
-Interval-
MAHLER red. ERWIN STEIN Symphony No.4 in G major



23 December 2016 to 23 December 2016
Europe
Concertgebouw, Amsterdan Netherlands Europe

BACH Weihnachtsoratorium Parts 4-6



25 December 2016 to 25 December 2016
Europe
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam Netherlands Europe

BACH Weihnachtsoratorium Parts 4-6