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ROWIAL My first encounter with Artur Schnabel. Great! According to Sven (see below) and to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Artur_Schnabel#Orchestral_works he was a rather close friend of Schoenberg; as well as (Wikip.:) ’Among the 20th century's most respected and important pianists ...’
I.m.o Schnabel offers remarkable and quite melodic variations/ alternatives to Schoenberg here. It's absolutely rewarding to "invest" some time - and, please, also a little money - discovering these symphonies.
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) It was a fan named "Rivendell Record Shopp" who triggered my purchase of these two symphonies, as well as another one by Arthur Schnabel from the same label. Admittedly, I didn't know this composer before, but after reading that he was contemporary and even a friend of Arnold Schönberg sparked my interest. Indeed, there's some similarity in the way these two composer relaxed the laws of tonality in a quite convincing way, paving the way for atonal music. Favorite track: Schnabel: Symphony No. 1 - IV. Allegro Molto.
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    BBC Symphony Orchestra; Prague Symphony Orchestra; PAUL ZUKOFSKY, conductor

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released August 14, 2018

Symphony No. 1 by Artur Schnabel was recorded April 26-28, 1994 at Maida Vale, BBC Studios, London, England.

Producer: Joanna Nickrenz
Engineering: Neil Pemberton, with Chris Muir, and Graham Petrie-Brown, Assistants
Montage: PZ, with Elite Recordings, NYC
Mastering: Soundbyte Productions, NYC

Symphony No. 3 by Artur Schnabel was recorded April 23-29, 1992 at Smetana Hall, Prague, Czechoslovakia.

Producer: Joanna Nickrenz Engineering: Elite Recordings, NYC Montage: PZ, with Elite Recordings, NYC Mastering: Soundbyte Productions, NYC

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