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Schulhoff: String Quartet no 1; Violin & Cello Duo; Pieces for String Quartet / Vogler Quartet

> String Quartet No. 1 - I. Presto con fuoco
> String Quartet No. 1 - II. Allegretto con moto e con malinconia grotesca
> String Quartet No. 1 - III. Allegro giocoso alla slovacca
> String Quartet No. 1 - IV. Andante molto sostenuto
> Duo for Violin and Cello - I. Moderato
> Duo for Violin and Cello - II. Zingaresca: Allegro giocoso
> Duo for Violin and Cello - III. Andantino
> Duo for Violin and Cello - IV. Moderato - Presto fanatico
> 5 Pieces - No. 1. Alla valse viennese
> 5 Pieces - No. 2. Alla serenata
> 5 Pieces - No. 3. Alla Czeca
> 5 Pieces - No. 4. Alla tango milonga
> 5 Pieces - No. 5. Alla tarantella

Album Summary

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Duo for Violin and Cello
>Schulhoff, Erwin : Pieces (5) for string quartet
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

After composer Erwin Schulhoff returned home from World War I, he had experienced human suffering, destruction, and the loss of own ideals. The composer had to scratch out a living doing odd musical jobs. His work, featured here, only became well-known and popular some 40 years after his death in 1944.

The attempt to visualize this music leads us to a sort of museum with tidy showcases, each of them presenting positions and styles of the time around 1920. After returning home from WWI, the composer had to scratch a living doing musical odd jobs. Schulhoff obtained Soviet citizenship, but he was arrested in Prague the day after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. In 1944, he died in the Wülzburg concentration camp in Germany and it was to take more than 40 years until his work became known and more and more popular.

American Record Guide, July/August 2013
In general, the individual movements of all these works are brief but a fascinating characteristic of Schulhoff is his ability. This, added to his genius for irony and humor, makes his work completely enjoyable even as his technique earns your esteem. The performances are phenomenal.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: P4 Studio, Berlin (07/11/2011-07/12/2011).



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Works Details

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Vogler Quartet
  • Notes: P4 Studio, Berlin (07/11/2011-07/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1924

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Duo for Violin and Cello
  • Performers: Frank Reinecke (Violin); Stephan Forck (Cello)
  • Notes: P4 Studio, Berlin (07/11/2011-07/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1925

>Schulhoff, Erwin : Pieces (5) for string quartet
  • Notes: P4 Studio, Berlin (07/11/2011-07/12/2011)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1923