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Anton Reicha: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 / Kreutzer String Quartet

Reicha / Kreutzer Quartet
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Toccata Classics   Catalog #: 40   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Reicha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kreutzer String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Czech-born composer Anton Reicha (1770–1836) was an exact contemporary of Beethoven, and his close friend from their mid-teens. The music of each man demonstrates an awareness of what the other was doing: they showed each other their compositions-in-progress. But although Reicha was closely associated with one of the best-known names in western culture, his own music has been grievously neglected: only his woodwind quintets have achieved any currency. Of his vast cycle of almost forty string quartets just one had been recorded before – an omission this ambitious project intends to put right, thereby revealing one of the most inventive and engaging spirits in classical music. - Toccata Classics The Czech-born composer Anton Reicha (1770–1836) was an exact contemporary of Beethoven, and his close friend from their mid-teens. The music of each man demonstrates an awareness of what the other was doing: they showed each other their compositions-in-progress. But although Reicha was closely associated with one of the best-known names in western culture, his own music has been grievously neglected: only his woodwind quintets have achieved any currency. Of his vast cycle of almost forty string quartets just one had been recorded before – an omission this ambitious project intends to put right, thereby revealing one of the most inventive and engaging spirits in classical music. - Toccata Classics Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 49 no 1 by Anton Reicha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kreutzer String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
2.
Quartet for Strings in E flat major, Op. 48 no 3 by Anton Reicha
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kreutzer String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 

Sound Samples

String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 49, No. 1: I. Allegro assai
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 49, No. 1: II. Adagio, sempre piano e sostenuto
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 49, No. 1: III. Menuetto: Allegro
String Quartet in C Minor, Op. 49, No. 1: IV. Allegro
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, No. 3: I. Allegro moderato
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, No. 3: II. Largo
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, No. 3: III. Menuetto: Allegro assai
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 48, No. 3: IV. Allegro vivace

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