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|Janine Jansen and Friends Play Schoenberg and Schubert at Wigmore Hall|
|It's not always that Schoenberg is out-weirded in a concert programme. More often, his is the eyebrow-raiser, the tougher music on display, which takes more effort to enjoy. But it's a sure sign of progress that a work like the string sextet Verlkärte Nacht (1899), whose première was apparently cancelled because of an overly dissonant inverted ninth chord, can sit so securely in a concert programme today. And actually, it was made to seem positively tame last night, placed next to Schubert's perpetually perplexing String Quintet (1828).
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