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In the Moment: Short Pieces for String Quartet / Arabella String Quartet


Release Date: 05/12/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8579013  
Composer:  Joaquin TurinaAnton von WebernFelix MendelssohnDmitri Shostakovich,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Time, place and mood are explored in this unusual programme that reveals the inventive curiosity of the Arabella Quartet, lauded by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for its "freedom, drive, and risk-taking". The geographical span is wide, from Spain to Russia, and traditional staples by Schubert sit alongside meditative statements on human themes by Puccini, Turina, Webern and Nielsen. Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Quartet were rediscovered in the 1980s and broaden the expressive range of this fascinating disc. Time, place and mood are explored in this unusual programme that reveals the inventive curiosity of the Arabella Quartet, lauded by the Boston Musical Intelligencer for its "freedom, drive, and risk-taking". The geographical span is wide, from Spain to Russia, and traditional staples by Schubert sit alongside meditative statements on human themes by Puccini, Turina, Webern and Nielsen. Shostakovich's Two Pieces for String Quartet were rediscovered in the 1980s and broaden the expressive range of this fascinating disc. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
La oración del torero, Op. 34 by Joaquin Turina
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Spain 
2.
Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, M 78 by Anton von Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
3.
Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1847; Germany 
4.
Pieces (2) for String Quartet by Dmitri Shostakovich
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1931; USSR 
5.
At the bier of a young artist, FS 58 by Carl Nielsen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Denmark 
6.
Italian Serenade for Orchestra by Hugo Wolf
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Crisantemi "Elegy" by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1890; Italy 
8.
Waltzes (2) for String Quartet, Op. 54/B 105 by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Bohemia 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Arabella String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 

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