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Joseph Woelfl: String Quartets Opp. 4 & 10 / Quatror Mosaiques

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>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 4/3
>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 10/4
>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 10/1
>Wolfl, Joseph : Untitled Movement, for String Quartet

Album Summary

>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 4/3
>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 10/4
>Wolfl, Joseph : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 10/1
>Wolfl, Joseph : Untitled Movement, for String Quartet
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Notes & Reviews:

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
This recording, besides being something of a rarity for the music, is also unique because of the instruments it is performed on. In fact, the title on the booklet is Franz Geissenhofs Instrumente. Franz Geissenhof was the Stradivari of Vienna - the most influential Viennese violin maker of his time. The notes contain a fascinating essay on Geissenhof and his instruments, looking at how they differ from other famous violins and outlining the developments in both the sound and appearance of violins at the turn of the 19th century. Woelfl is one of those composers who were much more famous in their own time than in ours. He was a student of such famous teachers as Leopold Mozart and Michael Haydn, and he was acquainted with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The works here include just three string quartets: Op. 4:3 and Op. 10: 1 and 4. Obviously, these are somewhat substantial works since the three of them take up 74 minutes. There are some novelties. Woelfl fell into the crack between the classical and the romantic. I found this release a delight to listen to and the history compelling - a true collector's item.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Museum für Völlerkunde (09/26/2011-09/30/2011).



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Works Details

>Joseph Wölfl (1773 - 1812) : Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 4/3
  • Ensemble: Quatror Mosaiques
  • Notes: Museum für Völlerkunde (09/26/2011-09/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Joseph Wölfl (1773 - 1812) : Quartet for Strings in G major, Op. 10/4
  • Notes: Museum für Völlerkunde (09/26/2011-09/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Joseph Wölfl (1773 - 1812) : Quartet for Strings in C major, Op. 10/1
  • Notes: Museum für Völlerkunde (09/26/2011-09/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Joseph Wölfl (1773 - 1812) : Untitled Movement, for String Quartet
  • Notes: Museum für Völlerkunde (09/26/2011-09/30/2011)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical