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Emerson String Quartet: Schumann

Emerson String Quartet
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Release Date: 23/10/2020

Edition: Album Digipak
Genre: Classical
Sub-Genre: Chamber
Composer: Robert Schumann
Label: Pentatone
Number of Discs: 1
Duration: 76.46 minutes

Penned in the summer of 1842 during an exceptional peak of creativity, these 'Quartets' formed the beginning of a six-month surge during which most of Schumann's best chamber music saw the light. Inspired by the example of Beethoven, Schumann's 'Quartets' display a mastery of traditional forms, combined with typically Schumannian fantasy and lyricism, particularly in the inner movements. As such, they underline a new level of maturity in Schumann's artistic development, surpassing the fantastical aesthetic of previous years.

Track Listing:
1: I. Introduzione. Andante Espressivo - Allegro
2: II. Scherzo. Presto
3: III. Adagio
4: IV. Presto
5: I. Allegro Vivace
6: II. Andante, Quasi Variazioni
7: III. Scherzo. Presto
8: IV. Allegro Molto Vivace
9: I. Andante Espressivo - Allegro Molto Moderato
10: II. Assai Agitato
11: III. Adagio Molto
12: IV. Finale. Allegro Molto Vivace