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Schubert: String Quartet D877; Berg String Quartet Op. 3 / Kuss Quartet

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>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
>Berg, Alban : Quartet for Strings Op. 3

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
>Berg, Alban : Quartet for Strings Op. 3
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Schubert's late masterpiece, the 15th and final String Quartet, was composed in 1826. Although its first movement was performed at a Vienna Musikverein concert devoted to his music, he could not find anyone to publish it. It displays an almost Beethovenian profundity, and is a dramatic departure from the two previous song-based quartets that had proved popular. The writing is assured and the harmonies audacious. It is a dark, rather introverted work, full of passionate outbursts and drama. Berg's Quartet Op.3 was premiered in 1911 towards the end of his studies with Schoenberg. It was badly received and baffled listeners and performers alike. Like the Schubert G major, it displays daring harmonies and a remarkable technical assurance. This is the Kuss Quartet's debut on Onyx.

Works:
Schubert: String Quartet, D877
Berg: String Quartet, Op. 3

Artists:
Kuss Quartet

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Siemens-Villa, Berlin (06/28/2010-06/29/2010); Siemens-Villa, Berlin (07/31/2010-08/01/2010).



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>Schubert, Franz : Quartet for Strings no 15 in G major, D 887/Op 161
  • Ensemble: Kuss Quartet
  • Notes: Siemens-Villa, Berlin (06/28/2010-06/29/2010); Siemens-Villa, Berlin (07/31/2010-08/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 52 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1826

>Berg, Alban : Quartet for Strings Op. 3
  • Notes: Siemens-Villa, Berlin (06/28/2010-06/29/2010); Siemens-Villa, Berlin (07/31/2010-08/01/2010)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1910