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Schubert: Complete String Quartets / Diogenes Quartet

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  1. Schubert — String Quartet No. 7 in D Major, D. 94: I. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  2. Schubert — String Quartet No. 7 in D Major, D. 94: II. Andante con moto $0.69 on iTunes
  3. Schubert — String Quartet No. 7 in D Major, D. 94: III. Menuetto (Allegretto) - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  4. Schubert — String Quartet No. 7 in D Major, D. 94: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  5. Schubert — Andante in C Major, D. 3 $0.69 on iTunes
  6. Schubert — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  7. Schubert — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804: II. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  8. Schubert — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804: III. Minuetto (Allegretto) - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  9. Schubert — String Quartet No. 13 in A Minor, D. 804: IV. Allegro moderato $0.69 on iTunes
  10. Schubert — Overture in B-Flat Major, D. 470: Adagio maestoso - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  11. Schubert — String Quartet No. 8 in B-Flat Major, D. 112: I. Allegro ma non troppo
  12. Schubert — String Quartet No. 8 in B-Flat Major, D. 112: II. Andante sostenuto $0.69 on iTunes
  13. Schubert — String Quartet No. 8 in B-Flat Major, D. 112: III. Minuetto - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  14. Schubert — String Quartet No. 8 in B-Flat Major, D. 112: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  15. Schubert — String Quartet No. 11 in E Major, D. 353: I. Allegro con fuoco $0.69 on iTunes
  16. Schubert — String Quartet No. 11 in E Major, D. 353: II. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  17. Schubert — String Quartet No. 11 in E Major, D. 353: III. Minuetto - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  18. Schubert — String Quartet No. 11 in E Major, D. 353: IV. Rondo. Allegro vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  19. Schubert — String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-Flat Major, D. 18: I. Andante - Presto vivace $0.69 on iTunes
  20. Schubert — String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-Flat Major, D. 18: II. Menuetto - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  21. Schubert — String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-Flat Major, D. 18: III. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  22. Schubert — String Quartet No. 1 in G Minor/B-Flat Major, D. 18: IV. Presto $0.69 on iTunes
  23. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet I - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  24. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet II $0.69 on iTunes
  25. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet III (Early Version) - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  26. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet IV $0.69 on iTunes
  27. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet V - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  28. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance I - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  29. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance II - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  30. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance III - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  31. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance IV $0.69 on iTunes
  32. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance V - Trio 1 (Early Version) - Trio 2 - Coda $0.69 on iTunes
  33. Schubert — String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 68: I. Allegro maestoso
  34. Schubert — String Quartet No. 5 in B-Flat Major, D. 68: II. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  35. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: Menuet III (Later Version) - Trio 1 - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  36. Schubert — 5 Menuets and 5 German Dances, D. 89: German Dance V - Trio 1 (Later Version) - Trio 2 $0.69 on iTunes
  37. Schubert — String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810: I. Allegro
  38. Schubert — String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810: II. Andante con moto
  39. Schubert — String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810: III. Scherzo. Allegro molto - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  40. Schubert — String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810: IV. Presto - Prestissimo $0.69 on iTunes
  41. Schubert — String Quartet No. 6 in D Major, D. 74: I. Allegro ma non troppo $0.69 on iTunes
  42. Schubert — String Quartet No. 6 in D Major, D. 74: II. Andante $0.69 on iTunes
  43. Schubert — String Quartet No. 6 in D Major, D. 74: III. Minuetto. Allegretto $0.69 on iTunes
  44. Schubert — String Quartet No. 6 in D Major, D. 74: IV. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  45. Schubert — Minuet in D Major, D. 86 $0.69 on iTunes
  46. Schubert — String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, D. 46: I. Adagio - Allegro con moto $0.69 on iTunes
  47. Schubert — String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, D. 46: II. Andante con moto $0.69 on iTunes
  48. Schubert — String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, D. 46: III. Menuetto - Trio $0.69 on iTunes
  49. Schubert — String Quartet No. 4 in C Major, D. 46: IV. Finale. Allegro $0.69 on iTunes
  50. Schubert — Overture in C Minor, D. 8A: I. Largo - Allegro $0.69 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 7 in D major, D. 94
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in C major (fragment), D. 3
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, D 804/Op 29 no 1 "Rosamunde"
>Schubert, Franz : Overture in B flat major, D 470
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 8 in B flat major, D. 112 (Op. posth. 168)
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 11 in E major, D. 353 (Op. posth. 125/2)
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor/B flat major, D. 18
>Schubert, Franz : Minuets (5) and Trios (6) for string quartet , D. 89
>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (5) & Trios (7) with Coda, for string quartet, D. 90
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, D 68
>Schubert, Franz : Minuet for string quartet in D minor, D. 89/3
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 6 in D major, D. 74
>Schubert, Franz : Minuet for string quartet in D major, D. 86
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C major, D. 46
>Schubert, Franz : Overture for string quartet in C minor (arr. of D. 8), D. 8a
>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"
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major (fragment), D. 32
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, D. 36
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 9 in G minor, D 173
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in C minor, D 103 [fragment]
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Since 2012, the German ensemble Diogenes Quartet have devoted themselves to recording all of Schubert's music for string quartet. Already released as individual volumes to high acclaim, they are now available to purchase together, setting Schubert's later masterpieces alongside his earlier works and revealing the genius he was at such a young age. Additionally, the quartet have worked with Christian Starke, an expert in Schubert's music, who has sensitively completed two of the composer's fragments, allowing the listener to fully appreciate the astonishing potential these short pieces contain. While the four late quartets have always been considered shining examples of Schubert's mastery of the genre, his earlier works for string quartet - written as a young teenager - have at times been overlooked in the past. They were clearly intended for a familiar, domestic setting rather than the concert hall, and the Diogenes Quartet's sensitive rendition draws the listener in, recreating the intimate setting and drawing out the sense of lyricism already present in Schubert's lines. The Quartet were highly praised by Fanfare for their 'immaculate execution', complemented by 'genuine emotional engagement and real feeling for Schubert's unique modes and moods of musical expression' in Volume 2, with the reviewer Jerry Dubins stating that once complete, this recording of Schubert's string quartets would be the one to have. This quality boxset certainly attests to that claim. This set presents the complete string quartets by Franz Schubert, including the completion of two unfinished movements, by Christian Starke. Schubert's string quartets span his whole creative lifetime. The early quartets are firmly rooted in the classical Viennese style, charming, fresh, lyrical and witty, the later quartets (Rosamunde, Death and the Maiden, G major) speak a deep, dramatic and sometimes grim language, full of Weltschmerz, hope and despair. The German Diogenes Quartet have been delving deep into the world of Schubert over the past few years. Critics (Fanfare and other magazines) have praised their genuine emotional engagement and real feeling for Schubert's unique modes and moods of musical expression", "immaculate execution". Excellent and extensive liner notes by musicologist and producer Christian Starke.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/03/2012-12/05/2012); Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013); Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2012-07-10_2012-07-11&2012-); Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-07-01_2014-07-03&2014-).



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>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 7 in D major, D. 94
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Diogenes Quartet
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2012-07-10_2012-07-11&2012-)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1814

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in C major (fragment), D. 3
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2012-07-10_2012-07-11&2012-)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: ?1811

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 13 in A minor, D 804/Op 29 no 1 "Rosamunde"
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2012-07-10_2012-07-11&2012-)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Schubert, Franz : Overture in B flat major, D 470
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/03/2012-12/05/2012)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 09/1816

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 8 in B flat major, D. 112 (Op. posth. 168)
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/03/2012-12/05/2012)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 09/1814

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 11 in E major, D. 353 (Op. posth. 125/2)
  • Performer: Julia Barthel (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/03/2012-12/05/2012)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1816

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G minor/B flat major, D. 18
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1812

>Schubert, Franz : Minuets (5) and Trios (6) for string quartet , D. 89
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/19/1813

>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (5) & Trios (7) with Coda, for string quartet, D. 90
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/19/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 5 in B flat major, D 68
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1813

>Schubert, Franz : Minuet for string quartet in D minor, D. 89/3
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/19/1813

>Schubert, Franz : German Dances (5) & Trios (7) with Coda, for string quartet, D. 90
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (12/16/2013-12/18/2013)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/19/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 14 in D minor, D 810 "Death and the Maiden"
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-07-01_2014-07-03&2014-)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1824

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 6 in D major, D. 74
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-07-01_2014-07-03&2014-)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1813

>Schubert, Franz : Minuet for string quartet in D major, D. 86
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-07-01_2014-07-03&2014-)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C major, D. 46
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-11-24_2014-11-27&2015-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 03/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Overture for string quartet in C minor (arr. of D. 8), D. 8a
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-11-24_2014-11-27&2015-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1811

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 10 in E flat major, D 87/Op 125 no 1
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-11-24_2014-11-27&2015-)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 11/1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2014-11-24_2014-11-27&2015-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 09/1820

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major (fragment), D. 32
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2015-02-15_2015-02-16&2015-)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 09/1812

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 3 in B flat major, D. 36
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2015-02-15_2015-02-16&2015-)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1812-1813

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 9 in G minor, D 173
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2015-02-15_2015-02-16&2015-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1815

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2015-07-07_2015-07-09&2015-)
  • Running Time: 53 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1826

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings in C minor, D 103 [fragment] :: Grave & Allegro), D. 103
  • Performer: Alba Becerra (Viola)
  • Notes: Himmelfahrtskirche, München-Sendling, Germany (2015-07-07_2015-07-09&2015-)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 04/1814