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Brahms String Quartets | Clarinet Quintet

Orpheus Quartet

Brahms String Quartets | Clarinet Quintet

Format: SACD
Label: Turtle Records
UPC: 8713606499018
Catnr: TR 0006
Release date: 01 January 2000
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Label
Turtle Records
UPC
8713606499018
Catalogue number
TR 0006
Release date
01 January 2000
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Artist(s)
Composer(s)
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About the album

Laurentin Sbarcea - cello | Emilian Piedicutaalto - violin | Charles-André Linale - Violin | Emile Cantor - Violin |
special guest:
José Luis Estellésc - clarinet


Artist(s)

Orpheus String Quartet

A recording session is a perfect mirror of these performers, their temparements and European background. French, Romanian, Dutch and German flow back and forth freely during musical discussions, occasionally heated, often poetic.Tapping into musical inheritances from Bucharest and London through Salzburg and Paris, this quartet began in 1987 with four separate performers whose common dream was to create a new quartet with a cognizance of formal musical structure married with the style and expression of the best European traditions. Not wanting to be confined by stylistic pigeon holes or musical fads, their repertoire covers music from Haydn to Ligeti and Brahms to Willem Jeths.
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A recording session is a perfect mirror of these performers, their temparements and European background.
French, Romanian, Dutch and German flow back and forth freely during musical discussions, occasionally heated, often poetic.Tapping into musical inheritances from Bucharest and London through Salzburg and Paris, this quartet began in 1987 with four separate performers whose common dream was to create a new quartet with a cognizance of formal musical structure married with the style and expression of the best European traditions.
Not wanting to be confined by stylistic pigeon holes or musical fads, their repertoire covers music from Haydn to Ligeti and Brahms to Willem Jeths.

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Composer(s)

Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Disc #1
01.
Quartet No. 1 in e. Op 51 No.1: Allegro
10:35
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
02.
Quartet No. 1 in e. Op 51 No.1: Romanze
06:18
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
03.
Quartet No. 1 in e. Op 51 No.1: Allegretto molto moderato e comodo
07:40
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
04.
Quartet No. 1 in e. Op 51 No.1: Allegro
06:33
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
05.
Quintet Op. 115 in b: Allegro
12:19
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
06.
Quintet Op. 115 in b: Adagio
10:50
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
07.
Quintet Op. 115 in b: Andantino
04:35
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
08.
Quintet Op. 115 in b: Con moto
08:21
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet

Disc #2
01.
Quartet No. 2 in a Op. 51 No. 2: Allegro non troppo
12:12
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
02.
Quartet No. 2 in a Op. 51 No. 2: Andante moderato
09:16
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
03.
Quartet No. 2 in a Op. 51 No. 2: Quasi Minuetto, moderato
04:54
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
04.
Quartet No. 2 in a Op. 51 No. 2: Finale (Allegro non assai)
07:04
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
05.
Quartet No. 3 Bb. Op. 67: Vivaco
10:07
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
06.
Quartet No. 3 Bb. Op. 67: Andante
07:33
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
07.
Quartet No. 3 Bb. Op. 67: Agitato
07:24
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
08.
Quartet No. 3 Bb. Op. 67: Poco Allegretto con Variazioni Doppio Movimento
09:30
(Johannes Brahms) Orpheus String Quartet
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