Editors’ Notes While Transfigured Night refers to Schoenberg’s exotic, sensuous tone-poem—performed here in its 1943 chamber ensemble version—it could apply to Haydn’s concertos that so enriched the cello’s solo repertoire as well as 18th century Vienna’s reputation as a musical city without rival. Or even to Alisa Weilerstein and the Trondheim Soloists’ inspired twilight recording sessions amid the snow-covered Norwegian landscape. The music-making on show is sublime—from Weilerstein’s crisp, vibrant Haydn to the smeary sonic canvas of Schoenberg’s “Verklärte Nacht” itself, a post-Romantic work of breathtaking invention. Its perfumed musical language sits on the very brink of tonality.

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Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2
Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: I. Allegro moderato
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Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: II. Adagio
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Cello Concerto No. 2 in D Major, Hob. VIIb:2: III. Rondo. Allegro
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Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1
Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: I. Moderato
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Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: II. Adagio
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Cello Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Hob. VIIb:1: III. Finale. Allegro molto
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Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra)
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra): I. Grave
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Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra): II. Molto rallentando
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Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra): III. A tempo
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Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra): IV. Adagio
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Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (Version for String Orchestra): V. Adagio, molto tranquillo
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