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Janáček: String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters" – Schubert: String Quartet No. 14 "Death and the Maiden"

Quatuor Les Dissonances

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String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"  
1. Andante - Con moto - Allegro (Live)
Leoš Janáček; Quatuor Les Dissonances
2. Adagio - Vivace (Live)
Leoš Janáček; Quatuor Les Dissonances
3. Moderato - Adagio - Allegro (Live)
Leoš Janáček; Quatuor Les Dissonances
4. Allegro - Andante - Adagio (Live)
Leoš Janáček; Quatuor Les Dissonances
String Quartet No. 14 in D Minor, D. 210 "Death and the Maiden"  
1. Andante (Live)
Franz Schubert; Quatuor Les Dissonances
2. Andante con moto (Live)
Franz Schubert; Quatuor Les Dissonances
3. Scherzo. Allegro molto - Trio (Live)
Franz Schubert; Quatuor Les Dissonances
4. Presto (Live)
Franz Schubert; Quatuor Les Dissonances
Total Playing Time    61:24
Quatuor Les Dissonances—comprised of violinists David Grimal and Hans Peter Hofmann, violist David Gaillard, and cellist Xavier Phillips, all members of the musician-led orchestra Les Dissonances—perform string quartets by Janáček and Schubert on this release. Janáček's “Intimate Letters” Quartet was written in only a few short weeks, inspired by the composer's love for and growing relationship with Kamila Stösslová, while Schubert's “Death and the Maiden” Quartet was composed during a time when the composer was growing increasingly weak from syphilis and was coming face to face with his own mortality. Together these quartets make a rich and complex programme reflecting on themes of life and death, and are sumptuously performed by Quatuor Les Dissonances.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Dissonances Records Studio Masters

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