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Bethany Beardslee, Robert Helps - Schoenberg: The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Opus 15 flac album

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Performer: Bethany Beardslee
Title: Schoenberg: The Book Of The Hanging Gardens, Opus 15
Style: Twelve-tone
Category: Classical
Rating: 4.3 ✦

Composed By – Arnold Schoenberg. Piano – Robert Helps. Producer – Elliot Wexler. Soprano Vocals – Bethany Beardslee. Distributor: Wayne Record Corp. 160 East 48th Street, New York 17, .

The Book of the Hanging Gardens. The Book of the Hanging Gardens (German: Das Buch der hängenden Gärten), Op. 15, is a fifteen-part song cycle composed by Arnold Schoenberg between 1908 and 1909, setting poems of Stefan George. George's poems, also under the same title, track the failed love affair of two adolescent youths in a garden, ending with the woman's departure and the disintegration of the garden.

Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire; Book Of Hanging Gardens. Sample this album Artist (Sample). The Book of the Hanging Gardens, Op. 15: Unterm Schutz von dichten Blaettergruenden.

Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (21 August 1872 – 16 March 1898) was an English illustrator and author. He was a leading figure in the aesthetic movement which also included Oscar Wilde and James A. McNeill Whistler.

Bethany Beardslee (born December 25, 1925) is an American soprano particularly noted for her collaborations with major 20th-century composers, such as Igor Stravinsky, Milton Babbitt, Pierre Boulez, George Perle, Sir Peter Maxwell Davies and her performances of great contemporary classical music by Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern. Her legacy amongst midcentury composers was as a "composer's singer"-for her commitment to the highest art of new music. Milton Babbitt said of her "She manages to learn music no one else in the world can. She can work, work, work. Book of the Hanging Gardens, Schoenberg. 1961 – Music of Mel Powell and Milton Babbitt. Robert Helps, pianist.

A conversation with Arnold Schoenberg. 2. Christopher Oldfather. Suite for Piano, op. 25: III. Intermezzo. The Book of Hanging Gardens, op. 15: XIV. 00:48. 7. 25: IV. Menuett - Trio - Menuett da capo. 10th Anniversary Electronic Album: Columbia-Princeton Center Electronic Music Center.

Album · 1968 · 22 Songs. By Godfrey Winham - Bethany Beardslee & Robert Helps.

Robert Craft is a true believer in the music of Schoenberg. He has been conducting it for more than 50 years and he has been recording it for nearly that long. Aging listeners may recall Craft's pioneering Columbia recordings. Younger listeners may recall his unfinished series of recording for Koch. This disc is the second in Craft's most recent series of Schoenberg recordings for Naxos. The rest of the disc is devoted to Schoenberg's music for mezzo soprano sung by Jennifer Lane, a strangely sensual Book of the Hanging Gardens, and a darkly tragic Lied der Waldtaube. As a bonus track, Craft has included a six-and-a-half minute conversation with Arnold Schoenberg, a lovely exchange between the aged composer and his young fan. The sound throughout is clear and crisp, except, of course, for the 1949 conversation, which is close and a bit fuzzy but all the more evocative for that.

For music that was so pivotal in Schoenberg's development, the 15 settings of Stefan George making up The Book of the Hanging Gardens, completed in 1909, are all too rarely heard, let alone issued on disc. This first volume in a projected series of recordings taken from Radio 3's Voices programme prefaces the song cycle with a group of Schoenberg's early songs.


A1 Songs 1-9
B1 Songs 10-15


  • Composed By – Arnold Schoenberg
  • Design – Raphael Boguslav
  • Liner Notes – Milton Babbitt
  • Photography By – Raphael Boguslav
  • Piano – Robert Helps
  • Producer – Elliot Wexler
  • Soprano Vocals – Bethany Beardslee


Publisher: Universal Edition
Printer: MacMurray Litho Corp.
Distributor: Wayne Record Corp.--160 East 48th Street, New York 17, N.Y.