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Schubert: Quartets Nos 14 & 4 / Tokyo Quartet


Release Date: 09/02/2008 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 7990   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter OundjianKikuei IkedaKazuhide IsomuraSadao Harada
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Right from the start you know that the Tokyo Quartet's will be a dramatic, fiery reading: there's that hair-raising initial attack, with subsequent loud/soft contrasts powerfully underlined. Each movement has its basic pulse, but within that pulse there's plenty of freedom. . . . [T]he trio of the Scherzo has a real lilt: a strong contrast with the biting, vigorous playing immediately before it. And I like the way they evoke the ghost of a dance in the variations—the spectral ballerina effect in Variation No. 1 is genuinely touching." -- Stephen Johnson, Gramophone "Right from the start you know that the Tokyo Quartet's will be a dramatic, fiery reading: there's that hair-raising initial attack, with subsequent loud/soft contrasts powerfully underlined. Each movement has its basic pulse, but within that pulse there's plenty of freedom. . . . [T]he trio of the Scherzo has a real lilt: a strong contrast with the biting, vigorous playing immediately before it. And I like the way they evoke the ghost of a dance in the variations—the spectral ballerina effect in Variation No. 1 is genuinely touching." -- Stephen Johnson, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Oundjian (Violin), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola),
Sadao Harada (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
2. Quartet for Strings no 4 in C major, D 46 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Peter Oundjian (Violin), Kazuhide Isomura (Viola), Kikuei Ikeda (Violin),
Sadao Harada (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tokyo String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 

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