Bergen Philharmonic: Edward Gardner conducts Arnold Schoenberg – Pelleas und Melisande and, with Sara Jakubiak, Erwartung [Chandos]

Edward Gardner keeps a tight but not inflexible rein on Schoenberg’s Opus 5 (1903), his expansive and sumptuous post-Tristan take on Maurice Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande, a play about the doomed lovers that also inspired music from Debussy (an opera), Fauré and Sibelius. Gardner – allied to superb playing from the Bergen Philharmonic and equally … Continue reading Bergen Philharmonic: Edward Gardner conducts Arnold Schoenberg – Pelleas und Melisande and, with Sara Jakubiak, Erwartung [Chandos]