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Work: Pelleas und Melisande, Op.5

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ComposerSchoenberg, Arnold (1874-1951)
Period20th century
Year1903
Work typeOrchestral
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BerlinMaurizio Pollini plays Chopin's 2nd Concerto

Berlioz, Chopin, Schoenberg
Staatskapelle Berlin; François-Xavier Roth; Maurizio Pollini
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Schoenberg's ultra-romantic Pelleas und Melisande in Belgrade

Antti Siirala, Fabrice Bollon and the Belgrade Philharmonic © Belgrade Philharmonic | Marko Djokovic
After a popular first half including a fine Grieg Piano Concerto, the Belgrade Philharmonic gave a showpiece performance of Schoenberg's early symphonic poem. 
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Tetzlaff's superb Berg with the Cleveland Orchestra

Ingo Metzmacher © Kai Beinert
Early works by Schoenberg and Webern filled out an austere program.
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Schoenberg sells out in Tokyo

Kazushi Ono © Stofleth
Who would think that a symphony concert featuring Schoenberg and Dutilleux would sell out? Well, it did – in Tokyo. Bravo to the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra for its daring programming.
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Mena and Ibragimova make exhilharating debut

Violinist Alina Ibragimova captures both the virtuosity and poetry of the Sibelius concerto, while Juanjo Mena has a firm grasp of the architecture of Schoenberg's Pelleas and Melisande.
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Winning variations on a Pelléas et Mélisande theme

Julian Kuerti leads an inspired Orchestre Metropolitain in performances of Pelléas et Mélisande by Fauré, Sibelius and Schoenberg.
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