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Berg: String Quartet, Lyric Suite; Wolf: Italian Serenade

Album Summary

>Berg, Alban : Quartet for Strings Op. 3
>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet
>Wolf, Hugo : Serenade for String Quartet in G major "Italian Serenade"
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Notes & Reviews:

"...our ability to really hear and follow what's going on depends on the performance--and these four musicians may be the best on disc (surpassing the Leipzig and Prazak quartets) in all-important matters of linear clarity, dynamic shading, and sustaining the developmental tension throughout Op. 3's two long, difficult movements... Indeed, as you listen to these works afresh, you not only marvel at the individual players' virtuosity, but you also have to appreciate that the relatively warm yet pleasingly "edgy" quality to the sound and the oneness of spirit in the interpretations come from the highest-order functioning of the well-integrated collective parts of a mature, vital body--that is, a string quartet that's been together a long time, each member sharing life and breath in the music they make together." -Classics Today (10/10)



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Works Details

>Berg, Alban : Quartet for Strings Op. 3
  • Notes: Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (11/22/2004-11/24/2004)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910

>Berg, Alban : Lyric Suite for Soprano and String Quartet
  • Notes: Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (11/22/2004-11/24/2004)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925-1926

>Wolf, Hugo : Serenade for String Quartet in G major "Italian Serenade"
  • Notes: Adam Concert Room, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand (11/22/2004-11/24/2004)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1887