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SCHUMANN: String Quartets Nos. 1-3


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SCHUMANN: String Quartets Nos. 1-3

Following the so-called ‘Year of Song’ (1840) during which Schumann poured out almost 140 of his finest Lieder, the newly-married composer turned to weightier forms. In 1842 Schumann composed the Three String Quartets Op. 41, the Piano Quintet Op. 44 and the Piano Quartet Op. 47, a veritable ‘Year of Chamber Music’. Influenced by the late quartets of Beethoven and the quartets of Haydn and Mozart, Schumann’s string quartets are masterpieces in their own right, filled with musical inventiveness, youthful exuberance and intense poetic feeling.

Schumann, Robert

  String Quartet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
1.   I. Introduzione: Andante espressivo - Allegro 00:09:38
2.   II. Scherzo: Presto - Intermezzo 00:03:49
3.   III. Adagio 00:05:51
4.   IV. Presto 00:06:38
  String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2
5.   I. Allegro vivace 00:04:48
6.   II. Andante quasi Variazioni 00:08:31
7.   III. Scherzo: Presto 00:03:10
8.   IV. Allegro molto vivace 00:04:38
  String Quartet No. 3 in A Major, Op. 41, No. 3
9.   I. Andante espressivo - Allegro molto moderato 00:08:13
10.   II. Assai agitato - Un poco adagio - Tempo risoluto 00:07:12
11.   III. Adagio molto 00:08:57
12.   IV. Finale: Allegro molto vivace 00:07:41

Total Playing Time: 01:19:06

Schumann, Robert

Fine Arts Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.570151

Barcode: 0747313015177

Physical Release: 12/2006

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