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Bruckner: String Quintet, Intermezzo, Etc / L'archibudelli


Release Date: 05/02/1995 
Label:  Sony Classical Vivarte Series Catalog #: 66251   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Vera BethsAnner BylsmaLisa RautenbergJürgen Kussmaul,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Archibudelli
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

''Bruckner is long, he takes time'', says Anner Bylsma in an interview on page 16; not exactly controversial, but it is important in understanding his, and his ensemble's approach to the Quintet. The first movement in particular is more spacious than any other version I can remember. But there is more to it than tempo. Nowadays there seems to be a widespread idea that slowness equals profundity—that all you have to do in Bruckner is hold back the beat and cultivate a suitably opulent sound. What matters here is the subtlety of phrasing and fineness of the shading, giving vitality and inner intensity to patterns that can easily sound repetitive, especially at this speed. And until this performance I hadn't realized how much of the Quintet is Read more marked p, pp or ppp; L'Archibudelli show how magically suggestive so many of the quiet passages can be and how important it is to respect those dynamic gradings. ...L'Archibudelli...make the work as a whole sound as unified and sublimely purposeful as the best of the symphonies. The adjustments of tempo in the finale feel effortlessly logical... For its structural revelations—and sheer musicality—I'd put L'Archibudelli's version even higher than the fine Alberni version on CRD... The spaciousness of the Sony sound suits the Quintet especially well...

-- Stephen Johnson, Gramophone [3/1995]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quintet for Strings in F major, WAB 112 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Vera Beths (Violin), Anner Bylsma (Cello), Lisa Rautenberg (Violin),
Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Guus Jeukendrup (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Archibudelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Intermezzo for String Quintet in D minor, WAB 113 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Vera Beths (Violin), Lisa Rautenberg (Violin), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola),
Guus Jeukendrup (Viola), Anner Bylsma (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Archibudelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Quartet for Strings in C minor, WAB 111: 4th movement, Rondo by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Lisa Rautenberg (Violin), Anner Bylsma (Cello),
Vera Beths (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Archibudelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Linz, Austria 
Notes: This is an alternate version of the Finale from Bruckner's Quartet for Strings in C minor. 
4.
Quartet for Strings in C minor, WAB 111 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Anner Bylsma (Cello), Jürgen Kussmaul (Viola), Vera Beths (Violin),
Lisa Rautenberg (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  L'Archibudelli
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862; Linz, Austria 

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