A truly enlightening survey of Schoenberg’s entire Lieder output. Better-known cycles (especially Konrad Jarnot’s classy take on The Book of the Hanging Gardens) come off superbly, and there are enough rarities to make this an unmissable collection. The unifying factor throughout is pianist Urs Liska, new to this reviewer, but a genuine talent to watch.
Schoenberg: Complete Songs10:55, 8th September 2012
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