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Kuss Quartet
Thème russe

Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet
(1898, by various composers) 

Theme. Adagio 0.56
Var. 1. Allegretto (Nikolai Artsybuschev) 0.40
Var. 2. Allegretto (Alexander Scriabin) 0.52
Var. 3. Andantino (Alexander Glazunov) 1.25
Var. 4. Allegro (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov) 0.50
Var. 5. Canon. Adagio (Anatoly Lyadov) 1.19
Var. 6. Allegretto (Jazeps Vitols) 1.00
Var. 7. Allegro (Felix Blumenfeld) 0.58
Var. 8. Andante cantabile (Victor Ewald) 2.02
Var. 9. Fugato: Allegro (Alexander Winkler) 0.47
Var. 10. Finale. Allegro (Nikolai Sokolov) 1.18

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (1840–1893)
Album for the Young

Russian Song 1.00

IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882–1971) 

Concertino 6.59

ALFRED SCHNITTKE (1934–1998) 

Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky 6.36

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Album for the Young

Old French Song 1.52
Mama 1.32
The Hobby Horse 0.33
March of the Wooden Soldiers 0.57 
The Sick Doll 1.51
The Doll’s Funeral 1.47 
The Witch 0.31
Sweet Dreams 1.58 
Kamarinskaya (folk song) 1.17

PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
String Quartet no.1 in D op.11


I Moderato e semplice 11.32
II Andante cantabile 6.44
III Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco – Trio 3.59
IV Finale: Allegro giusto – Andante – Allegro vivace 6.55

Total timing: 68.19

KUSS QUARTET

Jana Kuss first violin
Oliver Wille second violin
William Coleman viola
Mikayel Hakhnazaryan cello

Catalogue No: ONYX4090

Tchaikovsky’s First String Quartet, with its famous Andante cantabile, and his Album for the Young feature on the second recording for ONYX by the acclaimed Kuss Quartet. A composite set of variations on a Russian folk song with a variation each by Glazunov, Scriabin, Rimsky-Korsakov and several lesser-known composers forms the intriguing opening work, framing Stravinsky’s Concertino and Schnittke’s Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky. A splendid and unusual programme of Russian miniatures for string quartet.

 

 

 

 

 


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Track Number
Title
Duration
MP3
1
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Theme. Adagio
00:56
2
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 1. Allegretto (Nikolai Artsybuschev)
00:40
3
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 2. Allegretto (Alexander Scriabin)
00:52
4
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 3. Andantino (Alexander Glazunov)
01:26
5
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 4. Allegro (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov)
00:50
6
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 5. Canon. Adagio (Anatoly Lyadov)
01:19
7
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 6. Allegretto (Jazeps Vitols)
01:00
8
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 7. Allegro (Felix Blumenfeld)
00:59
9
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 8. Andante cantabile (Victor Ewald)
02:02
10
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 9. Fugato: Allegro (Alexander Winkler)
00:47
11
Various
Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Var. 10. Finale. Allegro (Nikolai Sokolov)
01:18
12
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: Russian Song
01:00
13
Stravinsky, Igor
Concertino
06:59
14
Schnittke, Alfred
Canon in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
06:37
15
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: Old French Song
01:52
16
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: Mama
01:33
17
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: The Hobby Horse
00:34
18
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: March of the Wooden Soldiers
00:57
19
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: The Sick Doll
01:51
20
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: The Doll’s Funeral
01:48
21
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: The Witch
00:32
22
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: Sweet Dreams
01:58
23
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
Album for the Young: Kamarinskaya (folk song)
01:17
24
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
String Quartet no.1 in D op.11: I Moderato e semplice
11:32
25
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
String Quartet no.1 in D op.11: II Andante cantabile
06:45
26
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
String Quartet no.1 in D op.11: III Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco – Trio
03:59
27
Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich
String Quartet no.1 in D op.11: IV Finale: Allegro giusto – Andante – Allegro vivace
06:56

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Duration
Complete/Excerpt
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1. Variations on a Russian folk song for string quartet: Theme, Variations 1-3
3:53
Excerpts
2. Stravinsky: Concertino
6:58
Complete
3. Album for the Young: Kamarinskaya (folk song)
1:17
Complete
4. String Quartet no.1 in D op.11: II Andante cantabile
6:45
Complete
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