Complete Works for Strings

   
 ARNOLD SCHOENBERG (1874-1951)
   
 String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1904-05) 45:07  
  in D minor - in d-Moll - en ré mineur  
1 Nicht zu rasch - 12:40
2 Kräftig (nicht zu rasch) - 11:57
3 Mäßig, langsame Viertel - 12:12
4 Mäßig, heiter 8:18
 String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30 (1927) 31:21  
5 I Moderato 8:50
6 I Adagio 8:41
7 III Intermezzo. Allegro moderato 7:21
8 IV Rondo. Molto moderato 6:30
  Dedicated to Mrs Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge  
   
 String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1907-08) 30:51  
  in F sharp minor - in fis-Moll - en fa dièse mineur  
  for two violins, viola, cello and a soprano voice (in the third and fourth movements: 'Litanei' and 'Entrückung', poems by Stefan George)  
9 I Mäßig 6:49
10 II Sehr rasch 7:04
11 III Litanei 5:52
12 IV Entrückung 11:06
  To my wife  
   
 String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37 (1936) 34:19  
13 I Allegro molto; energico 9:23
14 II Comodo 8:21
15 III Largo 8:09
16 IV Allegro 8:26
  To the ideal patron of chamber music  
  ELIZABETH SPRAGUE COOLIDGE  
  and to the ideal interpreters of it  
  THE KOLISCH QUARTET  
 Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (1899) 29:04  
  Poem by Richard Dehmel (from Weib und Welt) for six string instruments  
17 Sehr langsam - 3:02
18 (C) - 9:44
19 Schwer betont - 2:18
20 Sehr breit und langsam - 9:54
21 Sehr ruhig 4:06
22  Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47 (1949)* 9:23
  In memory of Adolph Koldofsky  
   
23  Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41 (1942) 15:05
  (Lord Byron) for String Quartet, Piano and Reciter  
   
 String Trio, Op. 45 (1946)† 19:08  
24 Part 1 - 1:56
25 First Episode - 5:26
26 Part 2 - 3:29
27 Second Episode - 2:48
28 Part 3 5:29
  Commissioned by the Department of Music, Harvard University  
   
  premiere recording in this version  
 Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 (1911) 5:31  
  arranged by Henk Guittart for string quartet (1999)  
29 I Leicht, zart 1:35
30 II Langsam 0:48
31 III Sehr langsame Viertel 1:02
32 IV Rasch, aber leicht 0:26
33 V Etwas rasch 0:41
34 VI Sehr langsam 0:59
  premiere recording in this version  
 Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 26 (1923-4) 39:50  
  arranged by Henk Guittart for string quintet (1995)  
35 I Schwungvoll 11:35
36 II Anmutig und heiter, scherzando 9:26
37 III Etwas langsam. Poco adagio 9:40
38 IV Rondo 8:50
  To Budi Arnold  
   
 String Quartet in D major (1897) 26:59  
  in D-Dur - en ré majeur  
39 I Allegro molto 9:18
40 II Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso 4:50
41 III Andante con moto 7:51
42 IV Allegro - Presto 5:00
 Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (1906) 20:37  
  arranged by Anton Webern for piano and string quartet (1922-3)  
43 Langsam - Sehr rasch - 5:38
44 sehr rasch - 2:00
45 viel langsamer, aber doch fließend - 2:57
46 viel langsamer - 5:08
47 schwungvoll 4:52
 Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1933) 21:03  
  in B flat major - in B-Dur - en si bémol majeur  
  after the Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 7 by George Frideric Handel, freely transcribed by Arnold Schoenberg  
48 Largo - Allegro 5:06
49 Largo 3:15
50 Allegretto grazioso 6:46
51 Hornpipe. Moderato 5:56
  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  
  Sepp Gtrotenhuis piano  
  Michael Grandage reciter  
  Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra  
  Roberto Benzi  
  Contains the composer's complete works for strings  
  Dedicated to the memory of our beloved mentor and dear friend Jenö Lehner (1906-1997) - Schoenberg Quartet  
  Recorded between 29 June 1991 and 11 June 2001