The Juilliard String Quartet Schubert Death and The Maiden 180g Import LP
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The Juilliard String Quartet performs compositional music by Franz Schubert.
"The Juilliard Quartet has long been one of our leading chamber music
ensembles; but not since its memorable recordings of the six Bartók Quartets in
the early days of LP has it turned in a performance as impressive as that on
this Schubert disc. Never have I heard the theme of the Death and the Maiden
variations played with such an otherworldly effect. The variations that follow
are meaningful and often intensely moving, with every nuance carefully thought
out and every balance carefully weighed. By contrast, the other three movements
are full of high spirits and sparkling, virtuosic precision." - High
"For sheer dramatic intensity there Is hardly another Quartet in the
literature to rival "Death and the Maiden." All four movements have moments of
almost frightening anguish. The Juilliard players interpret it with biting vigor
and searching comprehension. Their performance is exciting. It is broad and
moving. The instrumental tone is powerful without coarseness and the ensemble is
in sensitive balance throughout. This recording of the composition is the only
one that shares a disc with other music. The Quartettsatz is a single movement,
all that Schubert wrote for a projected full-length Quartet. It is a mature
work, having been composed after the Trout Quintet, and then perhaps forgotten,
like the two movements of the Unfinished Symphony. It is given a vivacious
performance." - Stereo Review
• Audiophile 180g Virgin Vinyl
• Pressed at Optimal GmbH in Germany
• Audiophile analogue mastering by Rainer Maillard at Emil Berliner Studios in
• Mastered from the Original Masters of Sony Music
• Analogphonic release
Juilliard String Quartet
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
String Quartet No. 14 in D minor, Op. Posth. "Death and The Maiden"
2. Andante Con Moto
1. Scherzo: Allegro Molto
String Quartet No. 12 in C minor, Op. Posth. (Quartettsatz)
3. Allegro Assai