Berg, Webern, Schoenberg / Quatuor Diotima

> String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 - I. Massig
> String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 - II. Sehr rasch
> String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 - III. Litanei
> String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 - IV. Entruckung
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 1. Massig
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 2. Leicht bewegt
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 3. Ziemlich fliessend
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 4. Sehr langsam
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 5. Ausserst langsam
> 6 Bagatelles, Op. 9 - No. 6. Fliessend
> Schmerz immer, Blick nach oben - Schmerz immer, Blick nach oben
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - I. Allegretto giovale
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - II. Andante amoroso
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - III. Allegro misterioso - Trio estatico
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - IV. Adagio appassionato
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - V. Presto delirando - Tenebroso
> Lyric Suite (version with voice) - VI. Largo desolato, "De Profundis Clamavi"

Album Summary

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10
>Webern, Anton : Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, Op. 9
>Webern, Anton : Schmerz immer, Blick nach oben, for voice and string quartet
>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

For the first time, a single disc gathers the contributions of the 3 protagonists of the second Viennese School - Schoenberg, Webern, and Berg - to a highly unusual musical combination: the string quartet with voice. This album features two world premiere recordings, as well as excellent contributions by singers Sandrine Piau and Marie-Nicole Lemieux.

"The Diotima are perfectly at home in this music, cooler than some quartets in the Schoenberg and Berg but wonderful at realising all the teeming detail in both works, and the microscopic gestures of the Webern." -The Guardian

"[Lemieux] is darkly eloquent with the long-suppressed Baudelaire text embedded in the extraordinary finale of Berg's Lyric Suite." -Sunday Times

"Soprano Sandrine Piau's performance is perfectly matched to the quartet's: expressive, but always pure and focused. Contralto Marie-Nicole Lemieux's voice has a little more vibrato than is ideal for the Webern and the Berg, but she sings with precision and passion. Naïve's sound is clean, nicely ambient, and well-balanced" -All Music

BBC Music Magazine
The extreme refinement and minutely focused intensity, in recordings to match, make the Webern a singularly beautiful, if somewhat unsettling experience... Marie-Nicole Lemieux's voluptuous pianissimo is perfect for this paradoxically remote-revealing music. She also makes a good case for the vocal version of the finale of Berg's Lyric Suite... as for the Schoenberg: it's good to be reminded how much beauty there is in this astonishing score.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MC2, Grenoble, France (06/2010).



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Works Details

>Schoenberg, Arnold : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10
  • Running Time: 29 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1907-1908

>Webern, Anton : Bagatelles (6) for string quartet, Op. 9
  • Running Time: 3 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Webern, Anton : Schmerz immer, Blick nach oben, for voice and string quartet
  • Running Time: 1 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1913

>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet
  • Running Time: 27 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925-1926