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Julius Weismann: String Quartets arr. for string orch.

Album Summary

>Weismann, Julius : Quartet for Strings in A minor, Op. 133
>Weismann, Julius : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 148
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Notes & Reviews:

Julius Weismann, the son of the zoologist and geneticist August Weismann, received early instruction from Joseph Rheinberger during 1891-92 and then studied music in Berlin during 1898-99 (with Heinrich von Herzogenberg numbering among his teachers) and later with Ludwig Thuille in Munich. After his studies he worked as a composer, conductor, and successful pianist in Freiburg. His work catalogue of more than 150 opus numbers includes eleven string quartets, two of which Georg Mais, our conductor on this recording, has arranged for chamber orchestra. Stylistically, Weismann's music is difficult to classify; it exhibits influences from German romanticism, especially from Schubert, Schumann and Brahms, as well as impressionistic echoes. One thing nevertheless remains certain: in its sumptuous sound often going hand in hand with laconic crispness and aphoristic pithiness Weismann's oeuvre is a highly independent and significant contribution to the music of the twentieth century.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mathäus-Kirche, Pforzheim Arlinger (09/16/2009-09/19/2009).



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>Weismann, Julius : Quartet for Strings in A minor, Op. 133
  • Conductor: Georg Mais
  • Notes: Mathäus-Kirche, Pforzheim Arlinger (09/16/2009-09/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1940

>Weismann, Julius : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 148
  • Conductor: Georg Mais
  • Notes: Mathäus-Kirche, Pforzheim Arlinger (09/16/2009-09/19/2009)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1945