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Korngold: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 & 3

> String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 16 - I. Allegro molto
> String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 16 - II. Adagio quasi fantasia
> String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 16 - III. Intermezzo
> String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 16 - IV. Finale: Allegretto amabile e comodo
> String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 - II. Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto
> String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 - III. Larghetto - Lento
> String Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 26 - IV. Finale: Tempo di valse
> String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34 - I. Allegro Moderato
> String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34 - II. Scherzo
> String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34 - III. Sostenuto
> String Quartet No. 3 in D major, Op. 34 - IV. Finale

Album Summary

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 16
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 2 in E flat major, Op. 26
>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 34
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Notes & Reviews:

The Doric String Quartet is now firmly established as one of the outstanding quartets of its generation. Now in its eleventh season, it regularly performs at major festivals and venues throughout the UK as well as abroad in continental Europe and Asia. This is the Quartet's debut CD on Chandos as exclusive artists.

"All three [quartets] enshrine sinewy ideas and piquant harmony combined at times with a Viennese seductiveness, and the Third by no means sells out to easy tune-smithing." -The Telegraph

"Each quartet, from different decades, twists the kaleidoscope a different way. No 1 is knottily chromatic; the second salutes old Vienna; while the third and best looks back on life with melancholy, regret and laughter." -The Times

"the Doric Quartet approaches the music with tremendous commitment and excellent ensemble...there's some beautiful portamento, especially from leader Alex Redington" -BBC Music Magazine ***

"The Doric Quartet, in these superb performances (enhanced by the rich, crystal-clear recording), play them as if they were established repertoire works, which they deserve to be." -Sunday Times ****

"From the off, the Dorics stamp their own emphatic claim to ownership with a bold incisive feel for the swirling stylistic and emotional undercurrents in Korngold's characteristically rhythmically alert, sumptuously lyrical and exquisitely crafted music." -Michael Quinn, bbc.co.uk

"Their playing is alive to every nuance and turn of phrase in these absorbing and endearing valentines to the city of the composer's birth...This is a most desirable issue of music with which the Doric foursome are totally at ease." -Gramophone Magazine

"The Doric Quartet manages to combine the necessary linear and rhythmic precision needed to do full justice to Korngold's sophisticated scoring with a warmth of tone and intensity of expression that makes the players highly persuasive advocates." -Classic FM Magazine *****

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (04/05/2010-04/07/2010).



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>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A major, Op. 16
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/05/2010-04/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 2 in E flat major, Op. 26
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/05/2010-04/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1937

>Korngold, Erich Wolfgang : Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 34
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk (04/05/2010-04/07/2010)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1945