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Retrospective Edition / Schoenberg Quartet


Release Date: 10/13/2009 
Label:  Etcetera Records   Catalog #: 1382   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyMaurice RavelHenri DutilleuxErnest Chausson,   ... 
Performer:  Frédéric MeindersRainer KussmaulPierre WoudenbergWim de Jong,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Schoenberg Quartet was founded in 1976. The 30th anniversary was celebrated in 2006. The musicians of the Quartet (Janneke van der Meer and Wim de Jong, violins; Henk Guittart, viola; Viola de Hoog, cello) share a common interest in the composers of the Second Viennese School - Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Anton Webern and Alexander Zemlinsky - and the complete works for strings by these composers form the heart of their repertoire. However, their programmes range from the music of Claude Debussy and Johannes Brahms to that of composers of the present day, highlighting the music of the first three decades of the twentieth century. In 2002 the Schoenberg Quartet was nominated for a Grammy Award.

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Read more graceless Debussy and Ravel excepted, everything else offered by this Dutch quartet is excellently done. Brahms's Clarinet Quintet here sounds truly haunting.

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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
2. Quartet for Strings in F major by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; France 
3. Quartet for Strings "Ainsi la nuit" by Henri Dutilleux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975-1976; France 
4. Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 35 "Inachève" by Ernest Chausson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897-1899; France 
5. Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Frédéric Meinders (Piano), Rainer Kussmaul (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; France 
6. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Pierre Woudenberg (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
7. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, Op. 146 by Max Reger
Performer:  Pierre Woudenberg (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1915; Germany 
8. Quartet for Strings in F sharp minor, Op. 121 by Max Reger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Germany 
9. Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114 by Béla Bartók
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; Budapest, Hungary 
10. Sextet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Wim de Jong (Violin), Jan Erik Van Regteren Altena (Viola), Taco Kooistra (Cello),
Janneke Van der Meer (Violin), Henk Guittart (Viola), Viola de Hoog (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 05/1991 
Venue:  Old Catholic Church, Utrecht 
Length: 20 Minutes 34 Secs. 
11. Pieces (5) for String Quartet by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Wim de Jong (Violin), Henk Guittart (Viola), Viola de Hoog (Cello),
Janneke Van der Meer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 04/08/1992 
Venue:  Old Catholic Church, Delft 
Length: 13 Minutes 15 Secs. 
12. Quartet for Strings no 1 by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Janneke Van der Meer (Violin), Wim de Jong (Violin), Henk Guittart (Viola),
Viola de Hoog (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1992 
Venue:  Old Catholic Church, Utrecht 
Length: 15 Minutes 12 Secs. 
13. Quartet for Strings no 2 by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Viola de Hoog (Cello), Henk Guittart (Viola), Wim de Jong (Violin),
Janneke Van der Meer (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1992 
Venue:  Old Catholic Church, Delft 
Length: 19 Minutes 42 Secs. 
14. Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Susan Narucki (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907-1908; Vienna, Austria 
15. Satz for String Trio, M 278 by Anton Webern
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schoenberg String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1925; Mödling, Austria 

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