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Webern, Gielen: Works For String Quartet / Artis Quartet


Release Date: 06/12/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48059   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton WebernMichael Gielen
Performer:  Peter SchuhmayerJohannes MeisslHerbert KeferOthmar Müller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Webern’s chamber music for strings stretches throughout his career, from the lushly Romantic Slow Movement of 1905, through the vividly expressionist Five Movements completed four years later, to the lucidly canonic String Quartet of 1938. On the way, there are an early single-movement Quartet that shows the influence of Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, the aphoristic Bagatelles, Op. 9 (‘Every glance can be stretched out into a poem, every sigh into a novel,’ wrote Schoenberg in his preface to the score, ‘but to express a novel in a single gesture, a joy in a single intake of breath – such concentration is found only where self-pity is lacking to a corresponding degree’)...The Emerson takes a broader view of the 1905 Slow Movement Read more than the Artis Quartet, which sounds a little impatient with the piece. Elsewhere, however, the Artis is more than able to hold its own against the polished playing of its American rival – indeed, the warmth of the performances on this newcomer inclines me to put it forward as a first choice...Urgently recommended."

-- BBC Music Magazine Reviewing Nimbus 5668
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings, M 79 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Peter Schuhmayer (Violin), Johannes Meissl (Violin), Herbert Kefer (Viola),
Othmar Müller (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Preglhof 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
2.
Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, M 78 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Peter Schuhmayer (Violin), Johannes Meissl (Violin), Othmar Müller (Cello),
Herbert Kefer (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
3.
Rondo for String Quartet, M 115 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Johannes Meissl (Violin), Othmar Müller (Cello), Herbert Kefer (Viola),
Peter Schuhmayer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
4.
Sätze (5) for String Quartet, Op. 5 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Peter Schuhmayer (Violin), Othmar Müller (Cello), Herbert Kefer (Viola),
Johannes Meissl (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Preglhof 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
5.
Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, Op. 9 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Othmar Müller (Cello), Johannes Meissl (Violin), Herbert Kefer (Viola),
Peter Schuhmayer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: Modern 
Written: 1913; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
6.
Quartet for Strings, Op. 28 by Anton Webern
Performer:  Peter Schuhmayer (Violin), Johannes Meissl (Violin), Othmar Müller (Cello),
Herbert Kefer (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936-1938; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 
7.
Variations for String Quartet by Michael Gielen
Performer:  Othmar Müller (Cello), Herbert Kefer (Viola), Johannes Meissl (Violin),
Peter Schuhmayer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Artis String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1991 
Venue:  Mozartsaal, Konzerthaus, Vienna 

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