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ZEMLINSKY, A.: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Escher String Quartet) - Nos. 3 and 4


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ZEMLINSKY, A.: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Escher String Quartet) - Nos. 3 and 4

Alexander Zemlinsky’s four numbered string quartets span some four decades, moving from the conservatism of his Brahms-inspired youth to the experimental works of his mature years. Written just after the Lyric Symphony (Naxos 8.572048), the Third Quartet is constructed in a cool, austere language far removed from the emotional, expressionistic atmosphere of the Second Quartet. The Fourth Quartet, written in memory of Alban Berg, is a fitting conclusion to an important body of work bridging the Romantic world of the nineteenth century to the modern age of the twentieth. Quartets Nos 1 and 2 will follow on Naxos 8.573088.

Zemlinsky, Alexander

  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 19
1.   I. Allegretto: Gemachlich, innig bewegt 00:08:33
2.   II. Thema mit Variationen. Geheimnisvoll bewegt, nich zu schnell - Variationen I - VII 00:05:47
3.   III. Romanze: Sehr massige Achtel, Andante sostenuto 00:04:28
4.   IV. Burleske: Sehr lebhaft, Allegro moderato 00:05:22
  String Quartet No. 4, Op. 25, "Suite"
5.   I. Praludium: Poco adagio 00:03:37
6.   II. Burleske: Vivace 00:05:10
7.   III. Adagietto: Adagio 00:03:13
8.   IV. Intermezzo: Allegretto 00:04:25
9.   V. Barcarole (Thema mit Variationen): Poco adagio 00:05:42
10.   VI. Finale: Doppelfuge: Allegro molto energico 00:03:14
  2 Satze (1927)
11.   No. 1. Introduction: Andante con moto - Vivace 00:07:07
12.   No. 2. Adagio, misterioso - Tempo di minuett 00:08:22

Total Playing Time: 01:05:00

Zemlinsky, Alexander

Escher String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572813

Barcode: 747313281374

Physical Release: 08/2013

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