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SPOHR, L.: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 14 - Nos. 31 and 36 (Moscow Philharmonic Concertino String Quartet)

    
      

 

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SPOHR, L.: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 14 - Nos. 31 and 36 (Moscow Philharmonic Concertino String Quartet)

Louis Spohr composed string quartets throughout his career, the String Quartet No. 36 being his last completed large-scale work, composed in 1857 and modelled on those of Haydn and Mozart. As a result of depression during his later years, Spohr embargoed its performance, but as this recording shows it is a work of consummate craftsmanship. His String Quartet No. 31 was composed eleven years earlier and found favour with Mendelssohn and Wagner for its tightly woven counterpoint and sophisticated character. The earliest piece here, the Potpourri No. 4, is a short virtuoso display piece that draws on favourite opera arias by his idol Mozart.


Spohr, Louis

  String Quartet No. 31 in A Major, Op. 132
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro vivace 00:07:24
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:06:45
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Vivace 00:06:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:07:52
  String Quartet No. 36 in G Minor, Op. 157
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:07:52
6.   Play with flash player II. Larghetto 00:05:17
7.   Play with flash player III. Menuetto 00:04:06
8.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Allegro molto 00:03:54
  Potpourri No. 4 in B Major, Op. 24
9.   Play with flash player Potpourri No. 4 in B Major, Op. 24 00:10:25

Total Playing Time: 01:00:28






Composer(s):
Spohr, Louis

Ensemble(s):
Moscow Philharmonic Concertino String Quartet

Label: Marco Polo

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.225982

Barcode: 636943598221

Release Date: 01/2011

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