℗ 2014 RCO Live

Berg: Lulu Suite - Drei Orchesterstücke (Live)

Anat Efraty, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Daniele Gatti

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Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6 (1929 revised version)  
I. Praeludium
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
II. Reigen
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
III. Marsch
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
Lulu Suite  
I. Rondo (Andante und Hymne)
Anat Efraty; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
II. Ostinato
Anat Efraty; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
III. Lied der Lulu
Anat Efraty; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
IV. Variationen
Anat Efraty; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
V. Adagio
Anat Efraty; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Daniele Gatti
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:37
"... Gatti always draws the ear inwards, past smoochy saxophone and celesta, deep inside those contrapuntal caverns of ecstasy where Berg is even more in his element than Mahler or Strauss.”
- Gramophone

"Four Stars. The recording quality is terrific ... this recording of some quite complex yet approachable music uses the ample acoustic and remains fully transparent ... I heartily recommend it especially to those who have so far thought Berg’s music is a mountain too high to climb."
- Audiophile Audition

Since taking audiences by storm in his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2004, conductor Daniele Gatti has been a regular and welcome guest with the orchestra. On this 2008 live release, Gatti’s first recording with the RCO, he conducts two key works by Alban Berg: the early Drei Orchesterstücke and the suite from Berg's unfinished swan song, the opera Lulu. Under his baton, both works, which Gatti conducted from memory during these concerts, are given a highly ominous, atmospheric performance.
88.2 kHz / 24-bit PCM - RCO Live Studio Masters

Producer, recording engineer & editor: Everett Porter
Assistant engineers: Daan van Aalst, Taco van der Werf, Tiemen Boelens
Recording facility: Polyhymnia International

Microphones: Neumann & Schoeps with Polyhymnia custom electronics
88.2 kHz recording with Benchmark AD converters
Editing & mixing: Merging Technologies Pyramix
Monitored on B&W Nautilus speakers
Photography: Primo Gnani
Design: Atelier René Knip & Olga Scholten, Amsterdam

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