Horizon funebre: String Quartets by Schubert & Janacek | Etcetera KTC1629

Horizon funebre: String Quartets by Schubert & Janacek


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Label: Etcetera

Cat No: KTC1629

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 2nd November 2018



A full century intervened between the deaths of Franz Schubert (1828) and Leoš Janáček (1928): it was during this time that Romanticism reached its apogee and then declined, coming to an end at the rise of the Second Viennese School.

The two works recorded here have many striking similarities, despite having been composed more than a century apart: both works are programmatic in character and have a direct link with literary works in which death is omnipresent. The inspiration that both composers drew from these texts makes the imaginative and narrative power of the music highly tangible. Both works provide a direct expression of the extreme emotions that death summons up: grief, pain, despair and madness.

Four talented Belgian musicians came together to expand their music-making with the greatest works of the chamber music repertoire in 2012. From their first season onwards, the Taurus Quartet had the privilege and the pleasure to make their debut in splendid concert halls and with renowned festivals.

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