The Borodin Quartet Live / Schubert & Brahms [DVD]

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op 125 no 1
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"
>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 51/2
>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Described as 'the quartet world's most senior ensemble', the Borodin Quartet is one of the greatest quartets of our time. The quartet celebrated its 65th anniversary in a sold-our concert in London just a week before the live recording of this DVD. Released for the first time, listen to what Penguin Guide calls, 'Marvelously sophisticated playing'.

Fanfare
In these carefully gauged yet exciting readings, the Borodins are notably less physically demonstrative than many other quartets. They don't even smile when they bow, which I find somehow refreshing, but Aharonian's subtly expressive facial expressions hint at his ongoing emotional responses, and there's the music itself: vital and full of feeling at every moment. Tully Potter, who has attended concerts by the Borodin Quartet for more than 45 years, puts it well in the DVD booklet: "To spend an hour in the company of a great string quartet ensemble, as its members explore good music, is among the most civilized enjoyments known to mankind."

Notes & Reviews:

Run Time: 83 min.
Region: All
Picture Format: NTSC, 4:3, B&W
Sound Format(s): LPCM Stereo,



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op 125 no 1
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 11/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1820

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 51/2
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1865-1873

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, Op. 67
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1875