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Cherubini: The String Quartets / Melos Quartet


Release Date: 05/01/2007 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 429185   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 47 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is exactly the kind of recording made for Arkivmusic.com's "on demand" program. Cherubini's quartets are fine works; they have always been respected but never have been especially popular (no fault of the music--it's really good stuff!). Nevertheless, fans of chamber music, especially from the Classical period, will eventually want to add them to their collections--and on balance, this is their finest recording (not that there have been many). The Melos Quartet plays with beautiful tone, plenty of vigor in the allegros, and a warm sonority that never turns soggy but at the same time blows away the raspy buzz of so many period-instrument groups. The mid-'70s sonics are very good, if not state-of-the-art by today's standards. Read more Original booklet notes are included; there is nothing second-rate about the production values at all. In short, it's very nice to know that this set is out there, an ideal choice for string quartet collectors.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1829; France 
Date of Recording: 1976 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in D minor by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1834; France 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in E major by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1835; France 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 5 in F major by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1835; France 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 6 in A minor by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Classical 
Written: 1837; France 

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