℗ ℗ 2002 BIS Records

Franz Schubert: String Quartets Nos. 10 & 14, "Death and the Maiden"

Yggdrasil Quartet

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String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 810, "Death and the Maiden"  
I. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
II. Andante con moto
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
IV. Presto
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
String Quartet No. 10 in E Flat Major, Op. 125, No. 1, D. 87  
I. Allegro moderato
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
II. Scherzo. Prestissimo
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
III. Adagio
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
IV. Allegro
Franz Schubert; Yggdrasil Quartet
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:26
Acclaimed Swedish ensemble the Yggdrasil Quartet presents two of Schubert's powerful string quartets, including the dramatic String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden", a landmark work of chamber music, composed while Schubert was sick and facing his own mortality.

"Only the excellence of such a work as Schubert's (String Quartet No. 14) ... can in any way console us for the early and grievous death of this first born of Beethoven; in a few years he achieved and perfected things as no one before him."
- Robert Schumann
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Recording data: December 2000 at Nybrokajen I I (the former Academy of Music), Stockholm, Sweden Balance engineer/Tonmeisterin: Marion Schwebel
Neumann microphones; Studer 961 mixer; Genex GX 8000 MOD recorder; Stax headphones
Producer: Marion Schwebel
Digital editing: Christian Starke
Cover text: © Michael Kube 2002
Translations: Andrew Bamett (English); Arlette Lemieux-Chené (French)
Front cover: Richrd Bergh, Blomsterplockerska (1884), by kind pemission of Gdteborgs Konstmuseum.
Photo: Ebbe Carlsson
Typesetting, lay-out: Kyllikki & Andrew Bamett, Compact Design Ltd., Saltdean, Brighton, England

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