This album is included in the following sets:
This set contains the following albums:
- Producer's Note
- Full Track Listing
- Cover Art
Definitive classic recordings of modern masterpieces from the 2nd Viennese School
"...the Juilliard's profoundly intelligent interpretation..." - The Gramophone
It seems that the name "Schoenberg", despite his huge importance in the history of twentieth century musical development, struck fear into the hearts of 1950s British record company executives - so much so that these recordings had to wait almost a decade after their American recording dates before anyone was brave enough to issue them on the other side of the Atlantic.
Philips did a fine job with their pressings, and it is from neat-mint copies of these that the present transfers were taken. XR remastering has brought a greater sense of life and presence, to lift the recordings to a higher technical level than previously heard, with clarity and depth that finely unravels the complexities of much of the music.
Note that the Juilliard's contemporaneous recording of Berg's String Quartet Op. 3 was too long to include on the present CD issue. I restored it along with the Schoenberg and Webern, and it is available as a free download from our website.
SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 1 in D minor, Op. 7
Recorded 19 May, 1952
SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 10
Recorded 12 June, 1951
Uta Graf soprano
SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 3, Op. 30
Recorded 12 June, 1951
SCHOENBERG String Quartet No. 4, Op. 37
Recorded 16 May, 1952
WEBERN Five Movements for String Quartet, Op. 5
Recorded 1 August, 1952
BERG String Quartet, Op. 3
Recorded 31 July, 1952
N.B. The Berg String Quartet is included in all downloads, but we were unable to fit it onto our CD release due to excess length.
Robert Mann, violin
Robert Koff, violin
Raphael Hillyer, viola
Arthur Winograd, cello
Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City
Transfers from Philips ABL.3387, A01177L, ABL.3373
Gramophone Historic Review
Schoenberg - Quartet No. 1
The recording, some years old. now, is perfectly adequate; only a slight lack of fullness betrays its age. The score is published by the Dreililien-Verlag, Berlin-Lichterfelde.
J.N., The Gramophone, June 1961