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CHAN 9939 - Schoenberg: Complete Works for Strings
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CD available From: 13 August 2001

Complete Works for Strings

     
 Arnold Schoenberg (1874-1951)
     
      COMPACT DISC ONE
     
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 (1904-05) 45:07
      in D minor - in d-Moll - en ré mineur
1 Nicht zu rasch - 12:40
2 Kräftig (nicht zu rasch) - 11:57
3 Mäßig, langsame Viertel - 12:12
4 Mäßig, heiter 8:18
     
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30 (1927) 31:21
5 I Moderato 8:50
6 I Adagio 8:41
7 III Intermezzo. Allegro moderato 7:21
8 IV Rondo. Molto moderato 6:30
      Dedicated to Mrs Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge
      76:37
     
      COMPACT DISC TWO
     
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1907-08) 30:51
      in F sharp minor - in fis-Moll - en fa dièse mineur
      for two violins, viola, cello and a soprano voice (in the third and fourth movements: 'Litanei' and 'Entrückung', poems by Stefan George)
1 I Mäßig 6:49
2 II Sehr rasch 7:04
3 III Litanei 5:52
4 IV Entrückung 11:06
      To my wife
     
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37 (1936) 34:19
5 I Allegro molto; energico 9:23
6 II Comodo 8:21
7 III Largo 8:09
8 IV Allegro 8:26
      To the ideal patron of chamber music
      ELIZABETH SPRAGUE COOLIDGE
      and to the ideal interpreters of it
      THE KOLISCH QUARTET
      65:20
     
      COMPACT DISC THREE
     
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4 (1899) 29:04
      Poem by Richard Dehmel (from Weib und Welt) for six string instruments
1 Sehr langsam - 3:02
2 (C) - 9:44
3 Schwer betont - 2:18
4 Sehr breit und langsam - 9:54
5 Sehr ruhig 4:06
     
6 Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47 (1949)* 9:23
      In memory of Adolph Koldofsky
     
7 Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41 (1942) 15:05
      (Lord Byron) for String Quartet, Piano and Reciter
      53:45
     
      COMPACT DISC FOUR
     
String Trio, Op. 45 (1946)† 19:08
1 Part 1 - 1:56
2 First Episode - 5:26
3 Part 2 - 3:29
4 Second Episode - 2:48
5 Part 3 5:29
      Commissioned by the Department of Music, Harvard University
     
      premiere recording in this version
Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19 (1911) 5:31
      arranged by Henk Guittart for string quartet (1999)
6 I Leicht, zart 1:35
7 II Langsam 0:48
8 III Sehr langsame Viertel 1:02
9 IV Rasch, aber leicht 0:26
10 V Etwas rasch 0:41
11 VI Sehr langsam 0:59
     
      premiere recording in this version
Quintet for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Horn and Bassoon, Op. 26 (1923-4) 39:50
      arranged by Henk Guittart for string quintet (1995)
12 I Schwungvoll 11:35
13 II Anmutig und heiter, scherzando 9:26
14 III Etwas langsam. Poco adagio 9:40
15 IV Rondo 8:50
      To Budi Arnold
      64:43
     
      COMPACT DISC FIVE
     
String Quartet in D major (1897) 26:59
      in D-Dur - en ré majeur
1 I Allegro molto 9:18
2 II Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso 4:50
3 III Andante con moto 7:51
4 IV Allegro - Presto 5:00
     
Chamber Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 (1906) 20:37
      arranged by Anton Webern for piano and string quartet (1922-3)
5 Langsam - Sehr rasch - 5:38
6 sehr rasch - 2:00
7 viel langsamer, aber doch fließend - 2:57
8 viel langsamer - 5:08
9 schwungvoll 4:52
     
Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra (1933) 21:03
      in B flat major - in B-Dur - en si bémol majeur
      after the Concerto grosso, Op. 6 No. 7 by George Frideric Handel, freely transcribed by Arnold Schoenberg
10 Largo - Allegro 5:06
11 Largo 3:15
12 Allegretto grazioso 6:46
13 Hornpipe. Moderato 5:56
      68:52
     
 Schoenberg Quartet
      Janneke van der Meer violin*†
      Wim de Jong violin
      Henk Guittart viola†
      Viola de Hoog cello†
      with
      Susan Narucki soprano
      Jan Erik van Regteren Altena viola
      Taco Kooistra cello
      Sepp Gtrotenhuis piano
      Michael Grandage reciter
      Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra
      Roberto Benzi
      Contains the composer's complete works for strings
      Dedicated to the memory of our beloved mentor and dear friend Jenö Lehner (1906-1997) - Schoenberg Quartet
 Recorded in:
 Oud-Katholieke Church, Delft, The Netherlands ; Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam; Maria Minor, Utrecht; Main Hall, Muziekcentrum Vredenburg, Utrecht; Musis Sacrum, Arnhem
      Recorded between 29 June 1991 and 11 June 2001
 Sound Engineer(s)
 Benno Torrenga (Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra)
 Adriaan Verstijnen (other works)
 Adriaan Verstijnen (Editing)
 Format: Digital CD 16Bit 44.1Khz
Originally recorded in: 24Bit 96Khz

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