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KREISLER, F.: String Quartet / ZIMBALIST, E.: String Quartet / YSAYE, E.: Harmonies du soir (Fine Arts Quartet, Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe)

Composer(s):Kreisler, FritzYsaye, EugeneZimbalist, Sr., Efrem
Artist(s) Klober, Otis, Conductor • Fine Arts Quartet, Ensemble • Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicConcertos
Catalogue 8.572559
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

 


The legendary Fritz Kreisler and his friend Efrem Zimbalist were both ranked among the greatest violinists of their time, becoming household names in America in the 1920s. Their generation, however, regarded Eugène Ysaÿe as ‘the master of us all’. These works all transcend mere virtuoso showmanship. Kreisler’s Quartet is filled with emotion and unpredictable harmonic shifts, while the tender, sometimes hauntingly beautiful melodies in Zimbalist’s Quartet hark back to the composer’s Russian origins. Ysaÿe’s Harmonies du soir emerges as a sensual chromatic journey towards a glorious musical sunrise.


   




Review By Record Geijutsu,May 2012


8.572559_The Record Geijutsu_052012_ja.pdf


Review By Jean-Michel Molkhou,Diapason,May 2012


8.572559_Diapason_052012_fr.pdf


Review By Bob McQuiston,Classical Lost and Found,February 2012

Founded in 1946 the Fine Arts Quartet (FAQ) has gained a reputation as one of America’s finest chamber ensembles, and their carefully judged interpretations of these quartets certainly show why. Many will find their more pragmatic approach to the Kreisler preferable to the other maudlin versions currently out there. As for the Ysaÿe, the FAQ and Philharmonic Orchestra of Europe strings under conductor Otis Klöber deliver a stirring account of this arcane score. © 2012 Classical Lost and Found Read complete review



Review By Gary Lemco,Audiophile Audition,February 2012

As soon as cellist Wolfgang Laufer makes his first entry into the A Minor Quartet (1919) of Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962), we realize that the beloved Viennese master violinist possessed a decided melodic gift, rife with “orientalisms” and shifts into modal harmony.

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Review By Gary Lemco,Audiophile Audition,February 2012

As soon as cellist Wolfgang Laufer makes his first entry into the A Minor Quartet (1919) of Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962), we realize that the beloved Viennese master violinist possessed a decided melodic gift, rife with “orientalisms” and shifts into modal harmony.

more....


Review By Gary Lemco,Audiophile Audition,February 2012

As soon as cellist Wolfgang Laufer makes his first entry into the A Minor Quartet (1919) of Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962), we realize that the beloved Viennese master violinist possessed a decided melodic gift, rife with “orientalisms” and shifts into modal harmony.

more....


Review By Gary Lemco,Audiophile Audition,February 2012

As soon as cellist Wolfgang Laufer makes his first entry into the A Minor Quartet (1919) of Fritz Kreisler (1875–1962), we realize that the beloved Viennese master violinist possessed a decided melodic gift, rife with “orientalisms” and shifts into modal harmony.

more....







 

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