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CHAN 9772
(multiple CD Set)
Chamber Music for Strings

Zemlinsky: String Quartets Nos 1 - 4

The Classical Shop
release date: April 2002

Recorded in 24 Bit / 44.1Khz
album available as a Studio File
Originally recorded in 2001

Artists:

Schoenberg Quartet



Venue:

Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Nederlands Hervormde Kerk, Renswoude, The Netherlands



Producer:

Bob Zimmerman

(other works)

Adriaan Verstijnen

(String Quartet No. 1, movements 1 and 2)

Engineer:

Adriaan Verstijnen



Record Label
Chandos

Genre:

String Quartet




Total Time - 145:58
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ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY

(1871-1942)
   
 

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 4 (1896)

26:55  
  in A major - in A-Dur - en la majeur  
1 I Allegro con fuoco 9:09
2 II Allegretto - Prestissimo - Tempo di allegretto 4:41
3 III Breit und kräftig 7:26
4 IV Vivace e con fuoco 5:31
   
5 

Mailblumen blühten überall (Dehmel) (1898)*

10:19
  for soprano and string sextet  
 

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15 (1913-15)

41:44  
6 Sehr mäßig - Heftig und leidenschaftlich - Andante mosso - Etwas rascher - 10:39
7 Adagio - 9:19
8 Schnell (die Achtel) - 5:44
9 Andante - Allegro molto - Langsam - Andante 16:00
   
 

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 19 (1924)

26:08  
10 I Allegretto. Gemächlich, innig bewegt 8:51
11 II Thema mit Variationen 5:55
  [Thema.] Geheimnisvoll bewegt, nicht zu schnell -  
  1. Variation. Tempo I -  
  2. Variation -  
  3. Variation -  
  4. Variation. Noch etwas ruhiger -  
  5. Variation. Bewegtr. Allegretto -  
  6. Variation. Wieder ruhiger, ziemlich fließende Viertel -  
  7. Variation. Etwas langsamere Viertel. Andante  
12 III Romanze. Sehr mäßige Achtel. Andante sostenuto 5:32
13 IV Burleske. Sehr lebhaft. Allegro moderato 5:45
   
 

Two Movements for String Quartet (1927)

15:33  
14 I Introduzione. Andante con moto - Vivace - Presto 7:28
15 II Adagio, misterioso - Tempo di menuetto 8:01
   
 

String Quartet No. 4 (Suite), Op. 25 (1936)

25:49  
16 I Präludium. Poco adagio 4:05
17 II Burleske. Vivace 5:29
18 III Adagietto. Adagio 2:52
19 IV Intermezzo. Allegretto 4:40
20 V Thema mit Variationen 5:19
  Barcarole. Sehr langsam. Poco adagio -  
  Variation 1 -  
  Variation 2 -  
  Variation 3. Tempo I. Nicht schleppend  
21 VI Finale. Doppelfuge. Allegro molto, energico 3:13
   
  Janneke van der Meer violin  
  Wim de Jong violin  
  Henk Guittart viola  
  Viola de Hoog cello  
  with  
  Susan Narucki soprano*  
  Jan Erik van Regteren Altena viola*  
  Taco Kooistra cello*  
  Recording dates 14 & 15 December 1993 (String Quartet No. 1)  
  16 & 17 December 1993 (String Quartet No. 4)  
  14 February 1994 ('Maiblumen blühten überall')  
  15 February 1994 (Two Movements for String Quartet)  
  30 June & 1 July 2000 (String Quartet No. 2)  
  16 & 17 January 2001 (String Quartet No. 3)  
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The Schoenberg Quartet's recent release of Schoenberg's complete works for strings (CHAN 9939(5)) was received with great enthusiasm:

‘…played with such obvious dedication – and, what's more unusual, with such apparent
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‘…this is music they [the Schoenberg Quartet] care about with a passion, and their performances convey that belief in ample measure. However well you think you know this fascinating and often inspiring music, do acquire this set.’
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