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The Schubert Connection / Oslo String Quartet [Hybrid SACD + Blu-ray Audio]

Schubert / Oslo String Quartet
Release Date: 03/26/2013 
Label:  Two-l   Catalog #: 93   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertEdvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 3 
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The String Quartet in G minor by Edvard Grieg is quite unlike other string quartets. Indeed, its originality is so marked that it is easy to imagine it has no predecessor in the string quartet repertoire. However, since no quartet is written in isolation from what has gone before, it must be assumed that some work, or works, in the string quartet tradition served as a model for Grieg. It is strange that no effort has been made by musicologists or others to enquire into this. Until now, that is. By placing side by side two works that at first sight seem fairly different, this recording aims to bring into the open, for the first time, the fascinating details that link them.

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Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 27 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Oslo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Norway 

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