Franz Xaver Gebel - String Quartets
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Cat No: PH15031
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 28th August 2015
The Gebel biographer, Ernst Stöckl, reported that while there were at least three string quartets by Franz Xaver Gebel, he was familiar with only one of these, the Quartet in D major, which appeared in Peters publishing house in Leipzig in 1817-1818.
Stöckl was unable to find any of Gebel’s later quartet compositions mentioned in contemporary discussions about concerts, despite persistent research and requests in Russian libraries. Thus it was a real stroke of luck when we discovered the printed music of the previously unknown Quartet in E-flat major. The sheet music, which was printed in Moscow around 1840, was found in the City Library of Hanover.
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