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Widmann: String Quartet no 1 - 5 / Leipzig String Quartet, Juliane Banse

Album Summary

>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Choral Quartet")
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Hunting Quartet")
>Widmann, Jörg : Quartet for Strings no 4
>Widmann, Jörg : Attempt at the Fugue (String Quartet no 5 with soprano)
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Notes & Reviews:

Jorg Widmann's five part string quartet cycle is now complete, and its recording premiere by the Leipzig String Quartet with Juliane Banse is magnificent in every sense of the word. An absolute listening must! Widmann approaches his subject more by groping than with the stormy drive of youth. He begins by having the bows apply the greatest pressure to the strings but without producing a single tone. Then two gently reverberating flageolet tones emerge in the form of musical islands pervaded by peace. The viola alone bursts forth, setting its stakes on liberation; it is the primus inter pares, and it is only with difficulty that the other strings succeed in catching up with it.



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>Jörg Widmann (1973 - ) : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Leipzig (02/11/2008-02/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997

>Jörg Widmann (1973 - ) : Quartet for Strings no 2 ("Choral Quartet")
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Leipzig (02/11/2008-02/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003-2006

>Jörg Widmann (1973 - ) : Quartet for Strings no 3 ("Hunting Quartet")
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Leipzig (02/11/2008-02/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2003

>Jörg Widmann (1973 - ) : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Paul-Gerhardt-Kirche Leipzig (02/11/2008-02/12/2008)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005

>Jörg Widmann (1973 - ) : Attempt at the Fugue (String Quartet no 5 with soprano)
  • Performer: Juliane Banse (Soprano)
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Running Time: 25 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005