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Brahms: String Sextet, Quartet / Rohde, Bruns, Leipzig SQ

Album Summary

>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1
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Notes & Reviews:

Described as 'one of the towering and most versatile quartets of our time', the Leipzig String Quartet has been praised as 'sophisticated and imaginative' and as showing 'extraordinary range of color and effect'.

BBC Music Magazine
On the whole the Leipzigers don't drive the music too hard, but there's a motoring energy to the first movements of both Brahms works. And when the Sextet's second theme comes soaring in for the first time the effect is rather like hang-gliding from the top of a mountain. The dark urgency of the Quartet's first movement is just as impressive, and the whole performance has deep seriousness, as well as superb polished precision, that holds the attention right to the end.



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Works Details

>Brahms, Johannes : Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36
  • Performers: Peter Bruns (Cello); Hartmut Rohde (Viola)
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Paul-Gerhard-Kirche Leipzig (05/21/2004-05/22/2004)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1864-1865

>Brahms, Johannes : Quartet for Strings no 1 in C minor, Op. 51/1
  • Ensemble: Leipzig String Quartet
  • Notes: Markkleeberg (01/26/2004-01/27/2004)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1866-1873