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Hans Krasa (1899-1944): String Quartet; Works by Tansman, Krenek / Adamas Quartett

Album Summary

>Krása, Hans : Quartet for Strings Op. 2
>Tansman, Alexander : Triptyque for string quartet
>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 5, Op. 65
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A great concern for the Austrian Adamas String Quartet has always been the treatment of composers whose works were termed degenerate and banned during the Nazi regime or who themselves became victims of the barbaric extermination machinery. On their second album, the critically acclaimed ensemble devotes itself to the string quartet (1921) by the Czech composer Hans Krasa, a work showing an astounding compositional maturity despite being only his second published piece. In contrast to Krasa who was later murdered in Auschwitz, Alexandre Tansman was able to exile to the U.S. in 1940, ten years after composing Triptyche for string quartet. Ernst Krenek, later as well being forced to migrate, also published his Neoromantic-oriented String Quartet No. 5 Op. 65 in the year 1930.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Barocksaal, Stift Vorau, Styria, Austria (12/05/2015-12/08/2015).



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Works Details

>Krása, Hans : Quartet for Strings Op. 2
  • Ensemble: Adamas Quartett
  • Notes: Barocksaal, Stift Vorau, Styria, Austria (12/05/2015-12/08/2015)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Tansman, Alexander : Triptyque for string quartet
  • Notes: Barocksaal, Stift Vorau, Styria, Austria (12/05/2015-12/08/2015)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Krenek, Ernst [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 5, Op. 65
  • Notes: Barocksaal, Stift Vorau, Styria, Austria (12/05/2015-12/08/2015)
  • Running Time: 44 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1930