Wednesday Series

The orchestra in the chamber

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Accessing the symphonic repertory, despite the lack of appropriate material conditions for its performance. This is the premise behind the arrangement of orchestral compositions for smaller ensembles. But this option poses a fundamental challenge: how can a symphonic work be converted into a chamber piece without losing its essence? Mahler, Webern and Eisler are only some of the great composers who responded to this challenge and were able to transform orchestral masterpieces—such as those by Bruckner—without losing their monumental nature. In many cases, their arrangements were conceived for the Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen, an association promoted by Schoenberg in Vienna with the objective of disseminating contemporary music.

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