JANACEK, WOLF / Hagen Quartett

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LEOS JANACEK
String Quartets · Streichquartette
No. 1 »Kreutzer«
No. 2 »Intime Briefe · Intimate Letters«

HUGO WOLF
Italienische Serenade · Italian Serenade
Hagen Quartett
Int. Release 05 Sep. 1989
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Tracklisting

Leos Janácek (1854 - 1928)
String Quartet No.1

(Inspired by L.N. Tolstoi's "Kreutzer Sonata")

String Quartet No.2 "Intimate Letters"

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Hagen Quartett

Gesamtspielzeit: 51:31

I was so taken by the passion of the playing and also the sound quality. These performances are in the spirit of Janácek -- slightly crazy interpretations, and not afraid of going right to the edge. It's a perfect match between composer and players!