Gems from the quartet literature
Capriccio

KTC 1608 . 1CD . 8711801016085 . 04/02/2018 . Etcetera Records

Capriccio

Gems from the quartet literature

Composer(s):
  • Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)
  • Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)
  • Guillaume] Lekeu (1870-189)
  • Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)
  • Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
  • Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)

The string quartet repertoire is an unending voyage of discovery and exploration. The great masterpieces of the repertoire conceal unknown jewels in their shadow; these latter works, however, seldom find their way onto a concert programme. This recording introduces our listeners to our first and highly personal anthology of splendidly varied and short pieces for string quartet. We hope you enjoy them - because there are many more such works still to be discovered and enjoyed.

“Our CD is a collection of short stories: each piece has its own structure and mood, its own individual world. Schulhoff’s five pieces, each with its own individual character, are perfect examples of this.”
Rosalinde Kluck - alt violin

“The Lekeu piece was a real discovery. Splendid music with great depth. But what a tragedy! How many more masterpieces could Lekeu have composed, if he hadn’t died at such a young age?”
Maike Reisener - cello

“It was an immense pleasure to get to grips with these small masterpieces. Puccini’s Crisantemi is possibly the best of them for me personally. It’s like a scene from one of his operas, with so much emotion and so atmospheric. And of course I’m pleased that there’s also an important work by a Belgian composer on the CD as well…”
Helena Druwé - violin

“To make this CD was a really intriguing experience. I think it’s so amazing to have so many different styles on one CD, because you get to hear all of the different things that our quartet can do. For me, one of the best things in the CD is the Mendelssohn piece, with its warm and impassioned introduction.”
Ilka van der Plas - violin

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Track listing

1 La oracion del torero, Op. 34 08:07
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Joaquin Turina (1882-1949)'
2 Sonata à quatro (concerto grosso nr.3) - Allegro 00:40
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)'
3 Sonata à quatro (concerto grosso nr.3) - Largo 00:59
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)'
4 Sonata à quatro (concerto grosso nr.3) - Allegro 01:48
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)'
5 Sonata à quatro (concerto grosso nr.3) - Largo 01:29
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)'
6 Sonata à quatro (concerto grosso nr.3) - Allegro 01:38
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757)'
7 Molto adagio sempre cantate doloroso 12:21
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Guillaume] Lekeu (1870-189)'
8 Capriccio no. 3 in E minor, Op. 81 05:56
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)'
9 Crisantemi 06:06
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)'
10 Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett - Alla Valse viennese 01:57
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)'
11 Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett - Alla Serenata 03:58
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)'
12 Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett - Alla Czeca 01:42
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)'
13 Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett - Alla Tango Milonga 04:27
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)'
14 Fünf Stücke für Streichquartett - Alla Tarantella 02:39
artists: 'EnAccord String Quartet '
composers: 'Erwin Schulhoff (1894-1942)'