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Britten, Schubert: String Quartets / Amadeus Quartet

Amadeus Quartet / Britten / Schubert
Release Date: 05/25/2010 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 93706  
Composer:  Benjamin BrittenFranz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Amadeus Quartet was founded in 1947 in London, by three musicians and an Austrian, who had studied together in Vienna, and were later joined by the English cellist, Martin Lovett. Soon after their formation the ensemble won an international reputation and throughout the 70's became one of the most important chamber ensembles in the world. Today the Amadeus Quartet is still remembered for its sensitive and sonically beautiful interpretations of the classical and romantic repertoire. In addition to other works, one of the quartet's most frequently performed pieces was Schubert's famous "Death and the Maiden" - a composition that they delivered with an overwhelming impression. Even if contemporary music did not have a major place in the Read more repertoire of the Amadeus quartet, they did perform and record the Second and Third String Quartets of Benjamin Britten. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94 by Benjamin Britten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; England 
Date of Recording: 1977 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1977 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: I. Duets: With moderate movement
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: II. Ostinato: Very fast
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: III. Solo: Very calm - Lively
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: IV. Burlesque: Fast
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: V. Recitative and passacaglia (La serenissima): Slow
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": I. Allegro
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": II. Andante con moto
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": III. Scherzo: (Allegro molto)
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden": IV. Presto

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