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ZEMLINSKY, A.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Escher String Quartet) - Nos. 1 and 2


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ZEMLINSKY, A.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Escher String Quartet) - Nos. 1 and 2

By 1896, at the age of twenty-five, Alexander Zemlinsky was one of the rising stars in the Viennese musical firmament. His first opera had been written, he had won a number of awards, and he had earned the support of Johannes Brahms. In July of the same year he began writing his First String Quartet, a work of sweeping lyricism, rich dance patterns, and self-confidence, couched within the bounds of a relatively conventional palette. Seventeen years later he began his Second String Quartet. Kaleidoscopic in effect, mood, and technical demands, and redolent of the music of the new century—led by his brother-in-law Arnold Schoenberg—it was to place Zemlinsky securely in the European avant-garde.

Zemlinsky, Alexander

  String Quartet No. 1 in A Major, Op. 4
1.   I. Allegro con fuoco 00:12:06
2.   II. Allegretto - quarter note: etwas schneller als fruher (quarter note - 6/8 prestissimo) - Tempo di allegretto 00:04:25
3.   III. Breit und kraftig 00:08:01
4.   IV. Vivace e con fuoco 00:07:23
  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
5.   I. Sehr masssig (quasi andante) - Heftig und leidenschaftlich - Andante mosso - Etwas rascher - 00:12:09
6.   II. Adagio - 00:08:22
7.   III. Schnell (die Achtel) - 00:06:05
8.   IV. Andante 00:10:10
9.   V. Langsam 00:06:13

Total Playing Time: 01:14:54

Zemlinsky, Alexander

Escher String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573088

Barcode: 747313308873

Physical Release: 06/2014

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