Schubert: String Quartets D112 & 887

Takacs Quartet

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDA68423

Release Date:  31 May 2024

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571284231

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    The 'heavenly lengths' Schumann loved in late Schubert are as much in evidence in the sublime G major quartet as in the other large-scale works of Schubert's final years. The Takacs Quartet's earlier Hyperion recordings of Schubert were hailed as 'near ideal' and 'superlative' and this new release is every bit as fine.

    "The Takacs are impressive on this album: every microphrase, every note is considered. Their sound draws you in from the first moment" - Gramophone (CDA68413)

    "These are both powerful, brilliantly imagined interpretations, painted in bold, rich colours and shaped with flashing virtuosity" - Gramophone (CDA68400)

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. String Quartet No 15 in G major, D887 I. Allegro molto moderato
      • 2. II. Andante un poco moto
      • 3. III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace - Trio: Allegretto
      • 4. IV. Allegro assai
      • 5. String Quartet No 8 in B flat major, D112 I. Allegro ma non troppo
      • 6. II. Andante sostenuto
      • 7. III. Menuetto: Allegro - Trio
      • 8. IV. Presto