The spirit of the variation. A little over forty years separate Brahms's Fourth Symphony from Schoenberg's Variations op.31:
little enough for two sound-worlds so radically divergent! Yet a certain conscious classicism in the handling of variation forms (the chaconne in Brahms, balanced serialism in Schoenberg) and a common affiliation - to Bach - link these masterpieces of Romanticism and dodecaphony. Is there really such a sharp divide between them?
This title was released for the first time in 2006.