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Camille Saint-Saëns: The String Quartets (2) Opp. 112 & 153 / Quatour Joachim

Album Summary

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor, Op. 112
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 153
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Notes & Reviews:

In his music, Camille Saint-Saëns constantly aimed for clarity and balance, qualities he considered to be the essence of French style. The form of his wonderfully balanced String Quartet no. 1 in e, op. 112, is difficult and demanding. Past the age of sixty when he finally attempted composing a string quartet, the result was a masterpiece. The String Quartet no. 2 in G, op. 153, is more modest in its proportions. Known primarily as interpreters of choice in French post-Romantic repertoire, the echoes of praise in the press exemplify the best of the Joachim Quartet across all styles and all ages.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 2007.



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Works Details

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Quartet for Strings no 1 in E minor, Op. 112
  • Ensemble: Joachim Quartet
  • Running Time: 29 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 153
  • Running Time: 25 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918