Schoenberg - String Quartets 1-4 | Genuin GEN16429

Schoenberg - String Quartets 1-4


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Label: Genuin

Cat No: GEN16429

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 1st July 2016

Gramophone Editor's Choice



A new Genuin CD with the thrilling Asasello Quartet. It's the third disc released by the ensemble, known for its unconventional concert ideas, and it has now also made a name for itself as a prizewinner at international competitions. The programme features Schoenberg's amazingly diverse oeuvre for string quartet, and we can't imagine a more eloquent advocate for these too-rarely performed milestones of the repertoire. From the fringes of tonality in the First Quartet to the free-flowing twelve-tone language of the Fourth - an electrifying quartet sound played at a staggering level. Experience these soaring peaks of the repertoire!


Arriving just a couple of months after Quatuor Diotima released their own box-set of the complete Schoenberg, Webern and Berg quartets, this is heartening another group in the first flush of youth are prepared to defy the prevailing narrative about Schoenberg representing crusty academic modernism and, instead, make a powerful case that his music has everything to offer both head and heart.  Philip Clark
Gramophone September 2016

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