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Schubert: Death And The Maiden; Beethoven / Emerson Quartet

Release Date: 05/16/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 423398   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertLudwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...glamorous in tone-quality, athletic in technique, well equipped to withstand the closest scrutiny and to supply powerful projection... with the Emerson Quartet the sense of momentum [In the Schubert] is never in doubt. The dactylic variation in the second movement, the prestissimo finale coda, indeed, the whole of the finale, are terrific displays of quartet playing... Similarly in the Beethoven there [is] tremendous vehemence in the first movement development, another terrific last movement coda—which clearly announce the arrival of a force to be reckoned with on the chamber music scene. And the second movement tempo, unusually forward-moving, could be justified as a reminder of the allegretto marking and as a reflection of the Read more exceptional concentration of the whole work..." -- Gramophone [7/1988] Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 95 "Serioso" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Emerson String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810; Germany 

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