Schönberg - Adorno - Stravinsky Violin Concerto Op. 36 - Six Orchestral Pieces Op. 4 - Firebird Suite

Liana Issakadze, Violin

Moscow Symphony Orchestra - Alexei Kornienko, Conductor


Modern Classics

Schönberg, Adorno and Stravinsky – three great composers of the 20th century meet on this CD, live interpreted by the inspired musicians Liana Issakadze, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and their conductor Alexei Kornienko, an expert on modern music with an emotional understanding of even the most difficult scores.
Schönberg’s Concerto may be more important than Alban Berg’s famous Violin Concerto “To the memory of an angel” and, with its spitfire virtuosity, it caused even such brilliant artists as Jascha Heifetz to capitulate. In the hands of the soloist Liana Issakadze the work takes on the quality of a wild circus act but, at the same time, shines with musical philosophical splendour and technical authority, as if Liana Issakadze were the “violinist with six fingers“ who Schönberg prophecied.

»CD Tip!«
Fidelity - Magazine for HiFi and Music (01-02/2016)

»Music and Sound: Very good — 4 Stars ****«
FONO FORUM - Classic Jazz HiFi Magazine, Norbert Hornig (03/2013)

Review in the "Neue Musikzeitung", online:, Mátyás Kiss (23 September 2013)

»Musical 5/5 Stars *****, Technical 4/5 Stars ****«
NZfM - Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Lutz Lesle (12/2012)

»Interpretation and Repertoire: 4 Stars ****« Source:, Simon Chlosta (09/10/2012)

CD programme:

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra Op. 36
Poco Allegro
Andante grazioso
Finale: Allegro

Theodor W. Adorno (1903-1969)
Six short Orchestral Pieces Op. 4
Bewegt, heftig
Sehr ruhig
Sehr lebhaft (Gigue)
Äußerst langsam
Leicht (Walzer)
Sehr langsam

Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)
The Firebird – Suite (1919)
Introduction and Dance of the Firebird
Round Dance of the Princesses
Infernal Dance of King Kaschei

CD Album: First release!
Live recording

» Detailed CD booklet includes further info (bios, photos, etc.)
» Total playing time: 59min 48sec | Booklet Text: DE, EN, FR, JP
» Format: 1 Audio-CD | Series "Modern Classics" | Rel. st. 07/2012
» Order No.: TXA12004 | GTIN (EAN): 4250702800040
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