Based on Handel's Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 7.
Written in 1933 shortly after Schoenberg immigrated to the United States, it is one of several works that musicologist Joseph Horowitz describes as "complex, freewheeling elaborations of 18thcentury source materials, tonal yet reflecting ... Schoenberg's 12tone craftsmanship."
Also on the program: Ruggles's Marching Mountains, Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 and an unexpected prelude.
Added by Clarice Smith Center on August 24, 2011