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Webern: Complete String Quartets / Quartetto Italiano


Release Date: 11/28/2006 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 420796   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Telling performances that project these jeweled fragments with drama and lyricism.

For Webern the LaSalle have a formidable rival in the Quartetto Italiano. It would be impossible to surpass the LaSalle's refinement with No. 4 of Op. 5, yet generally the Italiano make these pages sound more dramatic, more lyrical. It is the same with the Op. 9 Bagatelles: obviously both performances are in the highest class as quartet playing, but the Italiano project these jewelled fragments with greater emphasis by which I don't mean more loudly. Webern's Quartet Op. 28 is a more remote work, having a comparable relation to his Opp. 5 and 9 as Schoenberg's last two Quartets to his first. Again it is the Quartetto Italiano who tell us
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings, Op. 28 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1938; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2. Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, M 78 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3. Sätze (5) for String Quartet, Op. 5 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Preglhof 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland 
Length: 11 Minutes 58 Secs. 
4. Quartet for Strings, M 79 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Preglhof 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland 
Length: 17 Minutes 22 Secs. 
5. Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, Op. 9 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quartetto Italiano
Period: Modern 
Written: 1913; Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1970 
Venue:  La Tour de Peilz, Switzerland 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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