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An Equal Music - Music Featured In The Novel By Vikram Seth


Release Date: 08/22/2000 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 466945   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFranz Joseph HaydnJohann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Rachel RobertsSally Jane PendleburyPhilippe HonoréMaya Iwabuchi,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String QuartetMosaïques String QuartetHagen String Quartet members,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 39 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The mystery of music and its relationship to the literary arts has long been a tradition embraced by many throughout history. Studies of color and sound are evident in music, and as music evolves, a kindred spirit continues to spread throughout the literary arts. Compiled by author Vikram Seth, AN EQUAL MUSIC is filled with music relating to his latest novel, examining the vital role that certain pieces of music play in the lives of his characters. This collection shows their enthusiasms in what Seth calls an unappreciative, problematic world that often is deceitful to their social efforts.
These classics, including works by Bach, Schubert, and Mozart, are top-notch performances by such notable performers as Mstislav Rostropovich, Andras
Read more Schiff, and the Hagen Quartet. Also included is an obscure, rare work by Beethoven, the String Quintet in c minor, Op. 104. In making the relationship between AN EQUAL MUSIC the recording, and the literary work, one might say it is above all a pleasurable thing to know that music continues to inspire and inform in ways unimaginable. Music from a best selling novel is a novel idea. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in C minor, Op. 104 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rachel Roberts (Viola), Sally Jane Pendlebury (Cello), Philippe Honoré (Violin),
Maya Iwabuchi (Violin), Clive Howard (Viola)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1A, London 
Length: 31 Minutes 9 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 20 no 6/H 3 no 36 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Lukas Hagen (Violin), Clemens Hagen (Cello), Rainer Schmidt (Violin),
Veronika Hagen (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hagen String Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1772; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 15 Minutes 57 Secs. 
3.
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080: Contrapunctus 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rustem Hayroudinoff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1A, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in E minor, K 304 (300c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Augustin Dumay (Violin), Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 37 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lukas Hagen (Violin), Veronika Hagen (Viola), Clemens Hagen (Cello),
Annette Bik (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mosaïques String Quartet,  Hagen String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 9 Minutes 38 Secs. 
6.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Lukas Hagen (Violin), Veronika Hagen (Viola), András Schiff (Piano),
Clemens Hagen (Cello), Alois Posch (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Mosaïques String Quartet,  Hagen String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 43 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7.
Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 163/D 956: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Wilhelm Melcher (Violin), Gerhard Voss (Violin), Hermann Voss (Viola),
Peter Buck (Cello), Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Melos String Quartet Stuttgart
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 11 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
8.
The lark ascending by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Iona Brown (Violin)
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914/1920; England 
Length: 16 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
9.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Philippe Honoré (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1A, London 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
10.
Sonata for Violin and Basso Continuo in C major, RV 3: 3rd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer:  Philippe Honoré (Violin), Rustem Hayroudinoff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1709; Venice, Italy 
Date of Recording: 11/08/1999 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio no 1A, London 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Partita for Violin Solo No.3 in E, BWV 1006: 1. Preludio
String Quintet in C minor, Op.104: 1. Allegro con brio
String Quintet in C minor, Op.104: 2. Andante cantabile con variazioni
String Quintet in C minor, Op.104: 3. Menuetto - Quasi allegro
String Quintet in C minor, Op.104: 4. Finale - Prestissimo
String Quartet in A, HIII No.36, Op.20 No.6: 1. Allegro di molto e scherzando
String Quartet in A, HIII No.36, Op.20 No.6: 2. Adagio
String Quartet in A, HIII No.36, Op.20 No.6: 3. Menuet
String Quartet in A, HIII No.36, Op.20 No.6: 4. Fuga a 3 soggetti. Allegro
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Version for String Quartet: Contrapunctus I
Sonata For Piano And Violin In E Minor, K.304: 1. Allegro
Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor, K.304: 2. Tempo di minuetto
String Quartet No.12 in C minor, D.703 - "Quartettsatz": Allegro assai
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout": 1. Allegro vivace
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout": 2. Andante
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout": 3. Scherzo (Presto)
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout": 4. Thema - Andantino - Variazioni I-V - Allegretto
Piano Quintet in A, D.667 - "The Trout": 5. Finale (Allegro giusto)
String Quintet in C, D.956: 3. Scherzo (Presto) - Trio (Andante sostenuto)
Sonata No.1 in C for violin & piano, RV3 ("Manchester Sonata"): 3. Largo
The Lark Ascending
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 - Version for Piano: Contrapunctus I

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