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Emerson String Quartet / Mstislav Rostropovich - Schubert: The Late String Quartets (2004) FLAC

Artist: Emerson String Quartet / Mstislav Rostropovich
Title Of Album: Schubert: The Late String Quartets
Year Of Release: 2004
Deutsche Grammophon
Genre: Classical
Quality: FLAC (Image+.cue, log, covers)
Total Time: 3CDs, 02:59:45 min
Total Size: 749 mb

Deutsche Grammophon's affordable Trio series revives great recordings from the past, many long unavailable and coveted by collectors. Yet this 2004 triple-disc set of Schubert's late string quartets and the Quintet in C major, performed by the Emerson String Quartet and Mstislav Rostropovich, is identical to the 1999 release in all respects except for packaging and price, and will be superfluous to owners of the first edition. That said, the performances are largely praiseworthy, and the digital sound is still extraordinary. These are fairly extroverted interpretations of the quartets, and the players are at their best in fast movements, where their clarity, impeccable execution, and physical prowess are always apparent. The Emerson is less convincing in the slow movements, and Schubert's deepest expressions seem instead somewhat rarefied and remote. The Quintet presents the greatest test of this ensemble's technical abilities, cohesion, and capacity for emotional depth. The group plays with exciting vigor, resonant sonority, and coherence in the Allegro ma non troppo, Scherzo, and Allegretto, and though its tone is rough at times, this brusqueness mostly works. However, the sublime Adagio and the Scherzo's transcendental Trio fall short of being compelling and profound, and Schubert's most moving music seems to have stymied these musicians, despite their best efforts.

CD 1: Schubert: String Quartets D 804 "Rosamunde" & D 810 "Death and the Maiden"

String Quartet No.13 In A Minor, D. 804 "Rosamunde"
1.1. Allegro ma non troppo 10:14
2.2. Andante 7:46
3.3. Menuetto (Allegretto) 7:04
4.4. Allegro moderato 7:28

String Quartet No.14 In D Minor, D. 810 "Death and the Maiden"
5.1. Allegro 11:08
6.2. Andante con moto 14:11
7.3. Scherzo (Allegro molto) 3:58
8.4. Presto 8:13


CD 2: Schubert: String Quartet D 887; Quartet Movement D 703

String Quartet No.15 In G, D. 887
1.1. Allegro molto moderato 15:14
2.2. Andante un poco mosso 12:08
3.3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 6:46
4.4. Allegro assai 10:39

String Quartet No.12 In C Minor, D.703 - "Quartettsatz"
5.Allegro assai 9:04
6.Andante - Allegro assai 2:19


CD 3: Schubert: String Quintet D 956

String Quintet In C Major, D. 956
1.1. Allegro ma non troppo 19:18
2.2. Adagio 14:50
3.3. Scherzo (Presto) - Trio (Andante sostenuto) 10:02
4.4. Allegretto 9:23

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Category: FLAC / APE / WAV | Added : (30.01.2018)
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