Schubert in Skalholt II – Digital Download

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World Première Recording on period instruments

Jaap Schröder and the Skálholt Quartet present Schubert’s final and greatest string quartet, no. 15 in G major, D.887. This is the first recording of this immense work using instruments of the early 19th century, allowing us to hear its beauties and challenges as Schubert (and his performers) experienced them in 1826. This is the second release in this ongoing series, recorded in the superb acoustics of the cathedral church in Skálholt, Iceland.

Composer: Franz Schubert

Performing artists: Skálholt String Quartet

Sample track:

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Release date: March 9, 2014


Track Listing:

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

Franz Schubert
String Quartet in G major, D. 887

Skálholt Quartet

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

The Romantics
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.

Schubert in Skalholt II – Digital Download was last modified: April 1st, 2015 by Burke Thompson