SCHUBERT The last four Quartets Quartetto Italiano

FRANZ SCHUBERT

The Last Four Quartets
Including 'Death And The Maiden' And 'Rosamunde'
Quartetto Italiano
Int. Release 03 Mar. 1995
2 CDs / Download
0289 446 1632 3
2 CDs 0289 446 1632 3 pm2 Philips ADD


Track List

CD 1: Schubert: The Last Four Quartets

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quartet No.14 In D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"

String Quartet No.13 In A Minor, D. 804 "Rosamunde"

6.
8:16

Quartetto Italiano

Total Playing Time: 1:15:16

CD 2: Schubert: The Last Four Quartets

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
String Quartet No.15 In G, D. 887

4.
11:18

Quartetto Italiano

Total Playing Time: 1:06:01

The Italians' playing has freshness, affection, firm control and above all authority . . . It's notable not only for the highest standards of ensemble, intonation and blend, but also for its imaginative insights . . . Indeed, the players' progress through the wonderful set of variations in the Andante con moto, which reveals the "Death and the Maiden" Quartet's association with the famous Schubert song of that name, has unforgettable intensity . . . Finest of all is the great G major Quartet . . . the players' masterly grip over the many incidents that make up the Allegro molto moderato is effortless . . . [the playing is] remarkable . . . CD transfers throughout are excellent.