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Beethoven: Quintets Op 29 & Op 137; Schulhoff: Sextet

Release Date: 09/10/2002 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 54313   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenErwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Erich HöbarthSusanne EhnPeter MatzkaThomas Riebl,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Works on This Recording

Quintet for Strings in C major, Op. 29 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Fugue for String Quintet in D major Op. 137 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Erich Höbarth (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Sextet for 2 Violins, 2 Violas and 2 Cellos by Erwin Schulhoff
Performer:  Susanne Ehn (Cello), Erich Höbarth (Violin), Peter Matzka (Violin),
Thomas Riebl (Viola), Siegfried Führlinger (Viola), Rudolph Leopold (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna String Sextet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1924; Prague, Czech Republ 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 nice performance May 12, 2012 By Reuven Holzer (Herzlia, Israel) See All My Reviews "This is the onl Schulhoff performance I could get in CD. Few yeras ago, in Jerusalem, I attended a concert with Schulhoff quartet. The performance was lead by Peter Matzka who is the second Violinist in this performance and by Hagay Schaham, a famous insraeli violinist who than, played the second violin. It was a very a very beautiful performance. One year later in the Jerusalem Chamber Pestival (leaded by Elena Bashkirova), few pieces of Schulhoff where performed , including this sextet, and I liked the musik very much. SO I decided to purchase a schulhoff performance and I found this CD with Schulhoff sextet, where Mr. Peter Matzka is the second violinist. The performance meets my expectations and I like it very much.
The Beethoven quintet is one of Beethoven's early musik. I think (guess) that he wrote it in the period right after his 3rd symphony. However, I like Beethoven musik from this period to be a kind of "light and easy" and in this performance I hear a sort of "heavyness". Some phrases which I think should be "understatemented" are emphasized and it sound more like late Beethoven. Any how, even though I liked this performance too. "
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