Schubert: Complete String Quartets / Diogenes Quartet
Including 7 discs, this exhaustive set contains the complete string quartets by Franz Schubert, including two unfinished movements which have been completed for this release by Christian Starke.; Schubert composed his string quartets throughout his entire life. His earlier pieces radiate the classical Viennese style, where as the later quartets are much more dramatic, romantic, and full of Weltschmerz.; Performing these works is The German Diogenes Quartet. The ensemble has been exploring Schubert’s quartets more deeply for the last few years. Producer Christian Starke has provided outstanding liner notes for this release.
A truly complete collection, including works overlooked in other 'complete' recordings, this lacks nothing in insight or care, revealing the range and genius of Schubert in this medium, beyond the most famous works. A triumph, and a bargain at this price.
-- MusicWeb International
Release Date: May 27, 2016
Catalog Number: BRI94468
Label: Brilliant Classics
Number of Discs: 7
Composer: Franz Schubert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Diogenes Quartet
Performer: Alba Gonzalez I Becerra, Julia Barthel