Berg: Lulu Suite, 3 Orchestral Pieces - Gatti
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Alban Berg: Lulu Suite, 3 Orchestral Pieces Op. 6
Anat Efraty (soprano)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Daniele Gatti (conductor)
Since taking audiences by storm in his first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in April 2004, conductor Daniele Gatti has been a regular and welcome guest with the orchestra. His concert performances are characterised by highly individual interpretations of traditional orchestral repertoire and a fondness for less common repertoire, with a particular preference for the Second Viennese School and related movements.
On this CD – Gatti’s first recording with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra –, he conducts two key works by Alban Berg: the early Drei Orchesterstücke and the suite from the unfinished opera Lulu, Berg’s swansong. Under his baton, both works, which Gatti conducted from memory on these concerts, are given a highly ominous, atmospheric performance.