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Ehnes Quartet
Schubert/Sibelius Quartets

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

String Quartet No.14 in D minor
‘Death and the Maiden’ D810
I Allegro 15.35
II Andante con moto 13.24
III Scherzo: Allegro molto 4.13
IV Presto – Prestissimo 9.03

Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)

String Quartet in D minor
‘Intimate Voices’ Op.56
I Andante – Allegro molto moderato 6.22
II Vivace 2.38
III Adagio di molto 11.11
IV Allegretto (ma pesante) 6.02
V Allegro 5.25

Total timing: 74.03

Catalogue No: ONYX4163

Death, and the fear of death, is the theme of both works on this disc. In 1824, Schubert knew his rapidly declining health would lead to his premature death. ‘I am the most unhappy and wretched creature in the world … whose health will never be right again’ he wrote to a friend. 85 years later, Sibelius underwent thirteen operations for a tumour in his throat. His bleak and powerful Symphony No.4 and the String Quartet ‘Voces intimae’ are the two masterpieces from this troubled period.

 

 

 

 

 


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Title
Duration
MP3
1
Schubert, Franz
String Quartet No.14 in D Minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: I. Allegro
15:35
2
Schubert, Franz
String Quartet No.14 in D Minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: II. Andante con moto
13:25
3
Schubert, Franz
String Quartet No.14 in D Minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: III. Scherzo - Allegro molto
04:13
4
Schubert, Franz
String Quartet No.14 in D Minor ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: IV. Presto – Prestissimo
09:09
5
Sibelius, Jean
String Quartet in D Minor ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: I. Andante – Allegro molto moderato
06:22
6
Sibelius, Jean
String Quartet in D Minor ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: II. Vivace
02:39
7
Sibelius, Jean
String Quartet in D Minor ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: III. Adagio di molto
11:11
8
Sibelius, Jean
String Quartet in D Minor ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: IV. Allegretto (ma pesante)
06:02
9
Sibelius, Jean
String Quartet in D Minor ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: V. Allegro
05:26

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1. String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: I. Allegro
3:12
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2. String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: II. Andante con moto
4:16
Excerpt
3. String Quartet No.14 in D Minor, ‘Death and the Maiden’ D. 810: IV. Presto – Prestissimo
1:11
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4. String Quartet in D Minor, ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: I. Andante – Allegro molto moderato
3:01
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5. String Quartet in D Minor, ‘Intimate Voices’ Op. 56: II. Vivace
2:39
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