Having celebrated it's 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 it's everchanging 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 program. This chiseled, and yet formally unorthodox, single movement is presented here with it's Andante second movement completed by leading Schubert scholar Brian Newbould.
Having celebrated it's 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 it's everchanging 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 program. This chiseled, and yet formally unorthodox, single movement is presented here with it's Andante second movement completed by leading Schubert scholar Brian Newbould.
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Label: LINN RECORDS
Rel. Date: 11/12/2021
UPC: 691062067324

Late String Quartets
Artist: Schubert / Fitzwilliam String Quartet
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Having celebrated it's 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 it's everchanging 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 program. This chiseled, and yet formally unorthodox, single movement is presented here with it's Andante second movement completed by leading Schubert scholar Brian Newbould.