The Amadeus Quartet Recordings, Vol. 5: Romanticism

Release Date: 1/6/2017
Label: Audite
Catalog Number: AUD21425
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Number of Discs: 6

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$59.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the fifth release in the series The RIAS Amadeus Quartet Recordings. This installment is dedicated to nineteenth-century Romantic composers. The Amadeus Quartet included a wider repertoire in the broadcasting studio than in the recording studio. Works by Edvard Grieg and Robert Schumann interpreted by the Amadeus Quartet can be heard here for the first time. Five works in this edition represent novel repertoire that the Amadeus Quartet never recorded on LP: Dvorak’s Piano Quintet, Grieg’s String Quartet, Mendelssohn’s String Quartet, and Schumann’s String Quartet and Piano Quintet. Only half the works recorded here belong to the string quartet genre. The Amadeus Quartet enjoyed collaborating with other musicians and did so often. In the three piano quintets by Brahms, Dvorak, and Schumann, they performed together with pianist Conrad Hansen, who had appeared with the Berlin Philharmonic under Wilhelm Furtwangler in the 1940s. In the string quintets by Brahms and Bruckner, the Amadeus Quartet is joined by South African-born Cecil Aronowitz- the musician they always turned to when in need of a second violist. And in Brahms’ Clarinet Quintet we hear Heinrich Geuser, regarded as Germany’s leading clarinetist in the 1950s.
Works on This Recording
1. Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1865-1873 ; Austria
2. Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67 by Johannes Brahms
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1875 ; Austria
3. Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Conrad Hansen (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1864 ; Austria
4. Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op. 115 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Heinrich Geuser (Clarinet)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891 ; Austria
5. Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1890 ; Austria
6. Quintet for Strings in F major, WAB 112 by Anton Bruckner
Performer: Cecil Aronowitz (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ; Vienna, Austria
7. Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Conrad Hansen (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
8. Quartet for Strings in A major, Op. 41 no 3 by Robert Schumann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Germany
9. Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major, Op. 12 by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Germany
10. Pieces (4) for String Quartet, Op. 81: no 3, Capriccio in E minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843 ; Germany
11. Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Italy
12. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Conrad Hansen (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
13. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 27 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Norway
14. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvořák
Performer: Conrad Hansen (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887 ; Bohemia
15. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 27 by Edvard Grieg
Orchestra/Ensemble: Amadeus Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1878 ; Norway
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