String Quartet in
G major, D. 887
1 I. Allegro molto moderato
2 II. Andante un poco moto
3 III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace, Trio: Allegretto
4 IV. Allegro vivace
The Romantics 17
Schubert in Skálholt II
String Quartet in G major, D. 887
Configuration: Digital Download (320 kbps MP3)
Available: March 15, 2014
Recorded: 10-13, 15, 17-20 July 2011
Booklet: 32 Page
• Second release in a new four-CD series devoted to Schubert’s late and greatest chamber music.
• Performances use period instruments, reconstructing the sound of Schubert’s own time.
• Quartet is led by Jaap Schröder, one of the legends of historical performance practice, and one of the greatest
violinists of our day.
• Recorded in the superb acoustics of Skálholt cathedral, the first Christian Cathedral built in Iceland.
• Booklet text in English and Icelandic
A revolution in art and literature swept through Europe and by the early 1800’s Romanticism dominated the musical
landscape. Such figures as Beethoven, Mendelssohn, and Brahms exemplified the ideals yet maintained highly individual
approaches. Now, our finest historically informed musicians and scholars present this incomparable repertoire in a series
destined to become an essential part of every serious music lover’s collection.