HOMMAGE AN SCHUBERT
The present recording is intended as a hommage to Schubert on the 170th anniversary of his death. The tension here between the orchestral and the pianistic, the critical examination of the theme of endless wandering, of the idea of the opus ultimum and of the fragmentary - all this is the result of the consistent way in which the Chamber Orchestra of Basel (Serenata) conceives its programmes around a central theme, this itself being a factor that has given the orchestra its own distinctive image. The Basle Chamber Orchestra (Serenata) was founded in 1984. It is self-governing, although its artistic director Johannes Schlaefli and its elected committee make decisions on a communal basis. The orchestra takes an active role in today's musical life by giving regular commissions and first performances.
Kammerorchester Basel, Johannes Schlaefli (Leitung).
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