Eugene d’Albert - The String Quartets | Christophorus CHE02022

Eugene d’Albert - The String Quartets

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Label: Christophorus

Cat No: CHE02022

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 15th June 2015

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Before his 30th birthday, the year in which his first opera 'Der Rubin' had its premiere, Eugen d’Albert composed two string quartets, in 1886 and 1893 - his only chamber music works.

The Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.11 is dedicated “in reverence” to Brahms. In his letter of thanks, Brahms points out the similarity to the beginning of Beethoven’s last E flat major String Quartet, op.127. The Andante con moto shows d’Albert to be a master of organised, polyphonic composition. Even more than in the first quartet, his mature feeling for form unites with his inventive sensitivity in the development of a fundamental idea and compositional strength.

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