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Hans Erich Apostel: Complete String Quartets

Album Summary

>Apostel, Hans Erich : String Quartet, Op 7/1
>Apostel, Hans Erich : Quartet for Strings in One Movement, Op. 26
>Apostel, Hans Erich : Epigrams (6) for string quartet, Op. 33
>Word, Spoken : A Visit with Prof. Hans Erich Apostel
>Word, Spoken : Tribute by Hans Erich Apostel, given to mark the 50th birthday of his colleague Karl Schiske
>Apostel, Hans Erich : Variations (18) on an Original Theme, for string quartet
>Apostel, Hans Erich : Quartet for Strings in D minor
>Word, Spoken : Mirjam Wiesemann in Conversation with Prof. Dr. Rainer Bischof
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Notes & Reviews:

If the subject of Hans Erich Apostel comes up at all, he is known above all as a pupil of Arnold Schoenberg, and later of Alban Berg, as a member of the Schoenberg circle and perhaps as the most talented lyrical composer among Schoenberg’s students, as someone who later developed a purely instrumental style. The present recording displays Apostel’s complete output for string quartet (5 quartets, four are World Première Recordings), completed by archival recordings with the voice of Hans Erich Apostel, and a conversation of Mirjam Wiesemann and Apostel’s pupil and friend Prof. Dr. Rainer Bischof (both in German language). Bischof remembers his admired and beloved teacher in a lively, precise and multifaceted way;



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Works Details

>Apostel, Hans Erich : String Quartet, Op 7/1
  • Running Time: 24 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1935

>Apostel, Hans Erich : Quartet for Strings in One Movement, Op. 26
  • Running Time: 16 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1956

>Apostel, Hans Erich : Epigrams (6) for string quartet, Op. 33
  • Running Time: 6 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1962

>Word, Spoken : A Visit with Prof. Hans Erich Apostel
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Word, Spoken : Tribute by Hans Erich Apostel, given to mark the 50th birthday of his colleague Karl Schiske
  • Running Time: 3 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Apostel, Hans Erich : Variations (18) on an Original Theme, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 18 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Apostel, Hans Erich : Quartet for Strings in D minor
  • Running Time: 23 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1926

>Word, Spoken : Mirjam Wiesemann in Conversation with Prof. Dr. Rainer Bischof
  • Running Time: 84 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic