MAHLER: Kindertotenlieder BERG: Altenberg Lieder · Violinkonzert
ASSOCIATION FOR PRIVATE MUSICAL PERFORMANCES: "Every glance can be expanded into a poem, and every sob into a novel’ – Arnold Schoenberg’s words on the works of the Expressionist period of the Viennese School describe the diction in the atonal works of his pupil Alban Berg. In 1918, a novel and up to today conceptionally exciting form of event was established with the Association for Private Musical Performances in Vienna. A dominant practice in the cultivation of repertoire was the artistically high-quality arrangement of large orchestral works for piano and smaller ensembles. These historical conditions served as the inspiration for this production with works by Gustav Mahler and Alban Berg, here in new interpretations by three composers of our time. Due to his supplements to Schoenberg’s arrangements of Mahler orchestral songs, Rainer Riehn has gained a wealth of experience with the arrangement practice of the association and reinterprets Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder. Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto, a musical epitaph, was rearranged for the Linos Ensemble by the composer and arranger Andreas N. Tarkmann. Finally, the arrangement for chamber orchestra of Berg’s Altenberg-Lieder goes back to the Danish composer and music theorist Diderik Wagenaar.