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Tchaikovsky: String Quartets

Album Summary

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings in B flat major (in 1 movement)
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 22
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 3 in E minor, Op. 30
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Notes & Reviews:

To some extent, this recording of all Tchaikovsky's string quartets (including the sextet "Souvenir de Florence") gives an overall picture of the composer: they cover almost the entire span of his career and are of very different character. The musicians of the Klenke Quartet prove themselves to be the ideal conduit of his personal, almost confessional messages, combining clarity and precision with bright colors and intensity. Their performance benefits from their eschewing any sense of false pathos as well as false caution: the quartet succeeds in pulling at the audience's heart strings without sentimentality -in the funeral march of Quartet No. 3, for instance. Listeners will be astounded how close Tchaikovsky allows them to come to him through his chamber music.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Hans Rosbaud Studio, SWR Baden-Baden.



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>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 11
  • Running Time: 27 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1871

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings in B flat major (in 1 movement)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1865

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Sextet for Strings in D major, Op. 70 "Souvenir de Florence"
  • Performers: Klaus Kamper (Cello); Harald Schoneweg (Viola)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887-92.
  • Running Time: 34 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1887-1892

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 22
  • Running Time: 36 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Quartet for Strings no 3 in E minor, Op. 30
  • Running Time: 38 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1876