Berg: String Quartet / Lyric Suite / Wolf: Italian Serenade

Berg: String Quartet / Lyric Suite / Wolf: Italian Serenade

Alban Berg’s two works for string quartet alone are enough to place him with the foremost exponents of the quartet medium during the first half of the twentieth century. The String Quartet, Op. 3, completed in 1910, is both a graduation exercise and also the composer’s first extended foray into the non-tonal regions that were then being explored by Schoenberg and Webern. Berg’s highly expressive Lyric Suite, inspired by his love-affair with the wife of a family friend, is notable for its unconventional six-movement form, the odd-numbered of which become progressively faster and more disruptive, while the even numbered ones become progressively slower and more intense. Hugo Wolf’s Italian Serenade is a lighthearted piece later orchestrated as the first movement of a larger suite.


June 2007 Naxos Classical Catalogue 8.557374
Producer: Wayne Laird
Engineer: Paul McGlashan

 

Listen now

 

Track Listing

 

Alban Berg: String Quartet, Op. 3

i. Langsam

ii. Massige Viertel

 

Alban Berg: Lyric Suite

i. Allegretto gioviale

ii. Andante amoroso

iii. Allegro misterioso

iv. Adagio appassionato

v. Presto delirando

vi. Largo desolato

 

Hugo Wolf: Italian Serenade

  • Donation Terms & Conditions

    The NZSQ Trust is a registered charity (CC21728). Donations to the NZSQ are tax-deductible in New Zealand. You will be emailed a receipt to use for tax purposes.

  • Product Information

    All discography sold through the NZSQ website is in standard compact disc (CD) form with a case.

  • Purchase and Shipping Information

    NZSQ accepts credit or debit card payment online via xx or by phone (+64 499 8883). Please supply your exact billing address and telephone number (the details you gave to the card company) to avoid delays in processing your order.

    Prices are in New Zealand dollars and include GST for New Zealand delivery. We aim to deliver CDs within 10 days in New Zealand. Please allow up to 28 days for delivery elsewhere. You will be emailed a receipt. Please note that no further distribution of CDs for sale or public broadcast is permitted.  All material included on and accompanying the CD (text and images) is protected by copyright.

  • Return & Refund Information

    All sales are final once payment has been made. We will replace any defective item upon its return within 30 days of receipt of your order.

$25.00Price

The New Zealand String Quartet gratefully acknowledges its sponsors and funders

New Zealand String Quartet

04-499 8883

90 The Terrace, Wellington 6011, New Zealand

  • Google Places
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Vimeo
  • LinkedIn

©2020 by New Zealand String Quartet Trust