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Foghorn Classics

Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets / Joyce Yang, piano; Alexander Quartet
Brahms & Schumann: The Piano Quintets / Joyce Yang, piano; Alexander Quartet

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44; Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34
Performers: Yang, Joyce
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Ensemble: Alexander String Quartet

Two of the greatest and most popular piano quintets in the standard repertoire, performed by the renowned Alexander String Quartet with sensational, electrifying, and much-lauded...continue...
Recording information: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California (04/02/2013-04/05/2013)....continue...
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FCL 2014
Brahms: String Quintets nos 1 & 2; String Sextets nos 1 & 2 / Toby Appel, viola; David Requiro, cello
Brahms: String Quintets nos 1 & 2; String Sextets nos 1 & 2 / Toby Appel, viola; David Requiro, cello

2 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2014-03-11

Works: Johannes Brahms: Sextet for Strings no 1 in B flat major, Op. 18; Sextet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 36; Quintet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 88; Quintet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 111
Performers: Appel, Toby; Requiro, David [Cello]
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Ensemble: Alexander String Quartet

The perennially beloved complete string quintets and sextets of Johannes Brahms, performed by the Alexander String Quartet with their cherished and beloved collaborators, violist Toby...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California (02/04/2013-02/09/2013)....continue...
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FCL 2012
Bartok: Complete String Quartets / Alexander String Quartet
Bartok: Complete String Quartets / Alexander String Quartet

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2013-10-08

Works: Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz 40; Quartet for Strings no 3, Sz 85; Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz 102; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 17; Quartet for St...
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Ensemble: Alexander String Quartet

The Alexander String Quartet brings to life the complete quartets of Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly in this new 3-CD release. Contemporaries and fellow ethnomusicologist-composers,...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California, (2012-06-24_2012-06-27&2012-)....continue...
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Gershwin & Kern / The Alexander String Quartet, Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet
Gershwin & Kern / The Alexander String Quartet, Joan Enric Lluna, clarinet

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2012-08-14

Works: Jascha Heifetz: Porgy & Bess Selections for Clarinet and Strings; Jerome Kern: Very Warm for May; Swing Time; Bill, song (from "Show Boat"); Music in the Air; Roberta; Once in a Blue Moon, song (from...
Performers: Lluna, Joan Enric
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Ensemble: The Alexander String Quartet

This recording presents some very familiar and much-loved music in an unexpected format. Ten of Jerome Kern and George Gershwin's greatest songs - songs almost...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California, (05/24/2011-05/26/2011); St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California, (07/15/2011)....continue...
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With Strings Attached / San Francisco Choral Artists, The Alexander String Quartet
With Strings Attached / San Francisco Choral Artists, The Alexander String Quartet

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: Veronika Krausas: Language of the birds, for narrator, chorus & string quartet; Stephen Leek: Hollow Stone, for chorus & string quartet; Johannes Brahms: Quartets (4) for mixed voices & piano, Op. 92...
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Ensemble: Alexander String Quartet; San Francisco Choral Artists

Joyous, celebratory performances of exciting new works for chamber chorus and string quartet captured in superb recordings by Judith Sherman. This disc includes premieres from...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California, (05/22/2011-05/25/2011)....continue...
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FCL 2006
In Friendship: Brahms & Cano / The Alexander String Quartet, Joan Enric Lluna
In Friendship: Brahms & Cano / The Alexander String Quartet, Joan Enric Lluna

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2012-02-14

Works: César Cano: Quintet for clarinet & strings, Op. 74; Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115
Performers: Lluna, Joan Enric
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Ensemble: Alexander String Quartet

Breathtaking performances by celebrated Spanish clarinetist Joan Enric Lluna and the ASQ! A glorious partnership spanning two decades is faithfully captured here by producer Judith...continue...
Recording information: St Stephen's Episcopal Church, Belvedere, California (07/12/2011-07/14/2011)....continue...
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FCL 2007
Retrospections: String Quartets of Wayne Peterson
Retrospections: String Quartets of Wayne Peterson

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2010-04-13

Works: Wayne Peterson: Quartet for Strings no 3 "Pop Sweet"; Quartet for Strings no 2; Quartet for Strings no 1

Recorded in 2006, this album contains the complete string quartets of American composer and Pulitzer Prize winner Wayne Peterson. Fellow San Francisco residents and SF...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California (2006-07-12_2006-07-14&2006-)....continue...
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FCL 1994
Homage
Homage

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2010-04-13

Works: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quartet for Strings no 14 in G major, K 387 "Spring"; Quartet for Strings no 15 in D minor, K 421 (417b); Quartet for Strings no 16 in E flat major, K. 428 (K. 421b); Quartet...

"These new performances from the San Francisco-based Alexander String Quartet are unfailingly fresh and musically compelling. I admired their splendidly matched phrasing together with an...continue...
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Renascence
Renascence

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2010-01-12

Works: Béla Bartók: Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114; Maurice Ravel: Quartet for Strings in F major; Johann Sebastian Bach: Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893; Recorded Sound: Foghorn

A beautiful combination of superb interpretations. Recorded at UC Davis Mondavi Center's legendary Jackson Hall, this recording captures the stunning soundscape of a great modern...continue...
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FCL 1984
Quintessence
Quintessence

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2010-01-12

Works: Johannes Brahms: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in B minor, Op.115; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and Strings in A major, K 581; Recorded Sound: Foghorn
Performers: Lluna, Joan Enric

These relatively early recordings from 1995 capture the joyful partnership of a great musical friendship that still endures and flourishes today, after more than 20...continue...
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FCL 1982
Mendelssohn: String Quartets & Octet (Dig)
Mendelssohn: String Quartets & Octet (Dig)

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2010-01-12

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 13; Octet for strings in E flat major, Op. 20; Franz Schubert: Quartet for Strings no 12 in C minor, D 703/Op. posth "Quartettsatz"

The Afiara String Quartet, protégés of the Alexander String Quartet and recent Fellows in San Francisco State's renowned Morrison Chamber Music Center, make their recording...continue...
Recording information: St. Stephen's Church, Belvedere, California (2008-09-23_2008-09-26&2008-)....continue...
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HBDirect Recommended Recording FCL 1995
Early Beethoven Quartets
Early Beethoven Quartets

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2009-07-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1; Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2; Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3; Quartet for Strings no 4 in C ...

These stunning recordings, made in just 19 days in 2008 at New York City's famed American Academy of Arts and Letters, constitute a splendid contemporary...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2008-06-09_2008-06-30&2008-)....continue...
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FCL 1996
Middle Beethoven Quartets
Middle Beethoven Quartets

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2009-07-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 7 in F major, Op. 59 no 1 "Razumovsky"; Quartet for Strings no 8 in E minor, Op. 59 no 2 "Razumovsky"; Quartet for Strings no 9 in C major, Op. 59 no 3 "R...

These stunning recordings, made in just 19 days in 2008 at New York City's famed American Academy of Arts and Letters, constitute a splendid contemporary...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2008-06-09_2008-06-30&2008-)....continue...
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FCL 1999
Late Beethoven Quartets
Late Beethoven Quartets

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2009-07-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 12 in E flat major, Op. 127; Quartet for Strings no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131; Quartet for Strings no 13 in B flat major, Op. 130; Grosse Fuge for Stri...

These stunning recordings, made in just 19 days in 2008 at New York City's famed American Academy of Arts and Letters, constitute a splendid contemporary...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2008-06-09_2008-06-30&2008-)....continue...
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FCL 2002
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (Box)
Beethoven: Complete String Quartets (Box)

9 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2009-07-01

Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Quartet for Strings no 1 in F major, Op. 18/1; Quartet for Strings no 2 in G major, Op. 18 no 2; Quartet for Strings no 3 in D major, Op. 18 no 3; Quartet for Strings no 4 in C ...

"The ASQ can take considerable credit from these superb interpretations. Their dedication and insight has paid off as this set is one of the very...continue...
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Fragments, Vol. 2
Fragments, Vol. 2

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2007-03-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 8 in C minor, Op. 110; Quartet for Strings no 9 in E flat major, Op. 117; Quartet for Strings no 11 in F minor, Op. 122; Unfinished String Quartet; Quartet...

These fabled works dating from 1960–1975 represent some of Shostakovich's most bitterly frank, occasionally transcendental essays for the string quartet. At times poignant yet occasionally...continue...
Recording information: American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (11/13/2005); American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York City (2006-01-16&2006-01-17&2006-)....continue...
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FCL 1991
Fragments, Vol. 1
Fragments, Vol. 1

3 CD / Foghorn Classics / 2006-05-01

Works: Dmitry Shostakovich: Quartet for Strings no 1 in C major, Op. 49; Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 68; Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 83; Quartet for Strings no 3 in F major, Op. 73...
Performers: Woodward, Roger

Captured here, on three discs, is the first half of the Alexander String Quartet's complete Shostakovich cycle. Superbly recorded at the American Academy of Arts...continue...
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Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80; Schumann: Piano Quintet
Mendelssohn: String Quartet Op. 80; Schumann: Piano Quintet

1 CD / Foghorn Classics / 1998-10-01

Works: Felix Mendelssohn: Quartet for Strings no 6 in F minor, Op. 80; Robert Schumann: Piano Quintet in E flat major, Op. 44; Recorded Sound: Foghorn
Performers: Tocco, James [Piano]
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FCL 1983
 
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