WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for classical.net!

Bruckner, Smetana, Verdi / Amadeus Quartet


Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4775739   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerBedrich SmetanaGiuseppe VerdiPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky,   ... 
Performer:  Siegmund NisselCecil AronowitzNorbert BraininPeter Schidlof,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

Special Order: This CD requires additional production time and ships within 2-3 weeks.  
On sale! $24.98
ArkivCD  $21.99
Special Order



This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

I should mention an interesting compilation from DG of recordings made by the Amadeus Quartet in the 1960s and 1970s released last year following the death of their leader, Norbert Brainin (477 5739). In recent years I get the feeling that recordings by this quartet have suffered a little at the hands of critics but this release may help to put that right. This is a two CD set with quartets by Verdi (his solitary work in the genre dating from 1873), Smetana’s first (From my life), Tchaikovsky’s first and Dvo?ák’s American. There is also Bruckner’s String Quintet with Cecil Aronowitz playing second viola. The latter is the least successful performance here – after a broad first movement which I found promising, the great adagio seems Read more a bit cool and the finale doesn’t quite hang together. But everything else on these discs caught and held my attention, and the Smetana in particular is riveting.

-- Patrick C Waller, MusicWeb International
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in F major, WAB 112 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Siegmund Nissel (Violin), Cecil Aronowitz (Viola), Norbert Brainin (Violin),
Peter Schidlof (Viola), Martin Lovett (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor, T 116 "From my life" by Bedrich Smetana
Performer:  Martin Lovett (Cello), Norbert Brainin (Violin), Siegmund Nissel (Violin),
Peter Schidlof (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Czech Republic 
3.
Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi
Performer:  Martin Lovett (Cello), Norbert Brainin (Violin), Siegmund Nissel (Violin),
Peter Schidlof (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1873; Italy 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Peter Schidlof (Viola), Siegmund Nissel (Violin), Norbert Brainin (Violin),
Martin Lovett (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Russia 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in F major, Op. 96/B 179 "American" by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Peter Schidlof (Viola), Siegmund Nissel (Violin), Martin Lovett (Cello),
Norbert Brainin (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; USA 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN - TRY IT FREE!
Listen to all your favorite classical music for only $20/month.
Sign up for your monthly subscription service and get unlimited access to the most comprehensive digital catalog of classical music in the world - new releases. bestsellers, advanced releases and more.
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In