SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD: Serenade, variations Op 31, Bach Orchestrations
Serenade Op 24 is one of the great small ensemble pieces (including mandolin, guitar and occasional bass Voice), fantastically rhythmical and gripping. This is a fine performance of great composition, and a clear well defined recording. Opus 31, for Orchestra Plus three fascinating orchestrations of Bach compositions. Conducted by Schoenberg specialist Robert Craft, who also supplies exemplary sleeve notes.