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KREISLER, F.: String Quartet / ZIMBALIST, E.: String Quartet / YSAYE, E.: Harmonies du soir (Fine Arts Quartet, Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe)

    

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KREISLER, F.: String Quartet / ZIMBALIST, E.: String Quartet / YSAYE, E.: Harmonies du soir (Fine Arts Quartet, Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe)

The legendary Fritz Kreisler and his friend Efrem Zimbalist were both ranked among the greatest violinists of their time, becoming household names in America in the 1920s. Their generation, however, regarded Eugène Ysaÿe as ‘the master of us all’. These works all transcend mere virtuoso showmanship. Kreisler’s Quartet is filled with emotion and unpredictable harmonic shifts, while the tender, sometimes hauntingly beautiful melodies in Zimbalist’s Quartet hark back to the composer’s Russian origins. Ysaÿe’s Harmonies du soir emerges as a sensual chromatic journey towards a glorious musical sunrise.


Kreisler, Fritz

  String Quartet in A Minor
1.   I. Fantasia: Moderato - Allegro moderato 00:08:13
2.   II. Scherzo 00:07:03
3.   III. Einleitung and Romanze: Allegretto - Andante con moto 00:05:42
4.   IV. Retrospection 00:08:08

Zimbalist Sr., Efrem

  String Quartet in E Minor
5.   I. Moderato 00:12:09
6.   II. Con brio 00:03:24
7.   III. Andante con moto 00:08:22
8.   IV. Allegro di molto 00:03:20

Ysaÿe, Eugène

  Harmonies du soir, Op. 31
9.   Harmonies du soir, Op. 31 00:14:47

Total Playing Time: 01:11:08






Composer(s):
Kreisler, Fritz; Ysaÿe, Eugène; Zimbalist Sr., Efrem

Conductor(s):
Klober, Otis

Orchestra(s):
Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe

Ensemble(s):
Fine Arts Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Concertos

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572559

Barcode: 747313255979

Physical Release: 01/2012

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