String Idylls

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COMPOSERS: Berg,Mahler,Wagner
LABELS: Praga Digitals
ALBUM TITLE: String Idylls
WORKS: Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Mahler: Symphony No. 10 – Adagio; Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht; Berg: Lyric Suite – Adagio
PERFORMER: Columbia SO/Walter; Columbia SO/Craft; Leipzig Gewandhaus/Sébastian
CATALOGUE NO: PRD 250 343 (1959-65)


Twittering flutes, golden horns: so much for all these being string idylls. Walter’s Wagner bubbles with warmth and Sébastian is serviceable in Schoenberg and Mahler. Craft’s Berg sounds nasty.


Geoff Brown