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SPOHR, L.: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 12 - Nos. 33 and 35 (Moscow Dima Quartet)

Composer(s):Spohr, Louis
Artist(s) Moscow Dima Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.225316
Label Marco Polo
Quality   320kbps
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A great violinist in his own right, Louis Spohr was accepted during his lifetime as one of the most important violinist-composers of early German Romanticism. His quartets, which span more than fifty years of his creative career, combine technical brilliance with loftier musical aims. Written at a particularly trying and eventful time in Spohr’s life, No. 33 includes an intensely felt Adagio molto, one of the finest slow movements in the whole of his output. No. 35 realised Spohr’s aim to compose a quartet which returned to the classical ideals of Haydn and Mozart, while retaining many features of his own individual style. The Potpourri in G major was the twenty-year-old composer’s first work for string quartet, written when Spohr was

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Review By David Denton,Naxos,October 2007

We have now reached the twelfth volume in Marco Polo's cycle of the complete string quartets of Louis Spohr. The year was 1851, the thirteenth anniversary of his appointment as kapellmeister in Kassel and tarnished by his open support of the civil revolution that left him much out of favour with the royal court. He had arrived in Kessel having held major conducting posts in Gotha, Vienna and Frankfurt, his growing status in Germany gained as one of the great violinists of his time. As a composer his detractors would cite too little inspiration spread over too many works, his catalogue including many operas, nine symphonies, fifteen violin concertos and a deluge of chamber music. Yet when he was inspired he created masterworks, the sense of personal injustice that surrounded the

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