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Dvorak: American Quartet; Filas, Janacek / Zurich Oboe Quartet

Dvorak / Zurich Oboe Quartet
Release Date: 07/27/2010 
Label:  Divox   Catalog #: 20204   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Antonín DvorákJuraj FilasLeos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Oboe Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Using the instruments of the oboe family, the musicians of the Zurich Oboe Quartet have created a perfect harmony of sound, a counterpart to a string quartet. They have brought back to life a facet of chamber music closely tied with the renaissance of the tenor oboe. In the second half of the 20th century the oboe and the bassoon appeared increasingly in concert. The history of the tenor oboe is arcane until today. The warm, sonorous sound of this instrument is comparable to the sound of the viola in a string quartet. Known in baroque time as the «taille», the tenor oboe is tuned in C and sounds an octave lower than the oboe. J.S. Bach often called for this instrument in his church cantatas, using the name «taille». for example in BWV 56, Read more 104 and 140. The Zurich Oboe Quartet has revived this fascinating instrument and has worked with the atelier Gérard Fossati, Paris, to design an instrument which complies with modern expectations.

Antonin Dvorak (1841?1904)
Juraj Filas (1955?None)
Leos Janacek (1854?1928)
Tracklisting 1. Quartett in F-Dur Op.96 «Amerikanisches Quarett»: Allegro ma non troppo 9:01
2. Quartett in F-Dur Op.96 «Amerikanisches Quartett»: Lento 6:32
3. Quartett in F-Dur Op.96 «Amerikanisches Quartett»: Molto vivace 3:51
4. Quartett in F-Dur Op.96 «Amerikanisches Quartett»: Finale: Vivace, ma non troppo 5:28
5. Quartett «Liebe gute Freiheit»: Sonata; Moderato 10:31
6. Quartett «Liebe gute Freiheit»: Aria; Tranquillo cantabile 6:29
7. Quartett «Liebe gute Freiheit»: Finale, Allegro vivo 7:23
8. «Auf verwachsenem Pfade» Nr.2: Ein verwehtes Blatt 3:26
9. «Auf verwachsenem Pfade» Nr.3: Kommt mit! 1:34
10. «Auf verwachsenem Pfade» Nr.9: In Tränen 4:11
11. «Auf verwachsenem Pfade» Nr.1: Unsere Abende 3:22
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Oboe Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 
Length: 24 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2. String Quartet ("Liebe gute Freiheit") by Juraj Filas
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Oboe Quartet
Length: 24 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: Nr. 2: Ein Verwehtes Blatt by Leos Janácek
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1911; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 3 Minutes 26 Secs. 
4. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: Nr. 3: Kommt Mit! by Leos Janácek
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1911; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
5. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: Nr. 9: In Tränen by Leos Janácek
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1911; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6. On the Overgrown Path (Po zarostlém chodnícku), for piano, JW 8/17: Nr. 1: Unsere Abende by Leos Janácek
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1900-1911; Czechoslovakia 
Length: 3 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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