Fitzwilliam String Quartet – Schubert: Late String Quartets. G Major & C Minor ‘Quartettsatz’ (2021) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Fitzwilliam String Quartet – Schubert: Late String Quartets. G Major & C Minor ‘Quartettsatz’ (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 01:14:13 minutes | 1,29 GB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Linn Records

Having celebrated its fiftieth anniversary in 2019, it is perhaps remarkable that the Fitzwilliam String Quartet has not already recorded this towering pinnacle of Western music repertoire: Schubert’s String Quartet in G major, D. 887. This revelatory recording on period instruments proves it was well worth the wait! The work’s idiomatic grandeur and overall complexity coupled with its ever-changing tonalities and otherworldly atmosphere call for the sort of stamina that is the privilege of a limited few.

The Fitzwilliams rise admirably to the challenge, demonstrating the characteristic expertise which has defined their recordings over many decades. Inexplicably left unfinished, the C minor “Quartettsatz” rounds off the programme. This chiseled, and yet formally unorthodox, single movement is presented here with its Andante second movement completed by leading Schubert scholar Brian Newbould.

Tracklist:
1. String Quartet in C Minor “Quartettsatz”, D. 703: I. Allegro assai (09:39)
2. String Quartet in C Minor “Quartettsatz”, D. 703: II. Andante (08:42)
3. String Quartet in G Major, D. 887: I. Allegro molto moderato (22:35)
4. String Quartet in G Major, D. 887: II. Andante un poco moto (12:50)
5. String Quartet in G Major, D. 887: III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) – Trio (Allegretto) (07:35)
6. String Quartet in G Major, D. 887: IV. Allegro assai (12:52)

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