Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Anton Webern - Variations for orchestra

Webern (1883-1945) was an Austrian composer and prominent member of the second Viennese school, based on Schoenberg's 12-tone techniques. For lovers of conventional classical music, his works are not easy to crack, but repeated listening is very rewarding, and they have been highly influential. I have selected his variations for orchestra, op.30, from 1941. Relevant links below.