Editors’ Notes The young Schumann Quartett here celebrate three major German composers—Robert Schumann, Felix Mendelssohn, and, from modern times, Aribert Reimann. To bring the energy and dynamism of a concert experience, they made this album from a combination of live and studio recordings. It certainly paid off, as Schumann’s First Quartet fairly fizzes with electricity, its fever pitch powerfully conveyed, while Mendelssohn’s altogether more fluent First Quartet seems to flow off their bows with ease. The trio of works is completed by Reimann’s impressive arrangement of Schumann’s late Op. 107 songs, performed with tenderness by Anna Lucia Richter.

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String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1
String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1: I. Introduzione. Andante espressivo - Allegro
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String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1: II. Scherzo. Presto
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String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1: III. Adagio
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String Quartet in A Minor, Op. 41 No. 1: IV. Presto
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Adagio zum Gedenken an Robert Schumann
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann)
6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): I. Herzeleid
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): II. Die Fensterscheibe
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): III. Der Gärtner
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): IV. Die Spinnerin
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): V. Im Wald
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6 Songs, Op. 107 (Arr. for Voice and String Quartet by Aribert Reimann): VI. Abendlied
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String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12
String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: I. Adagion non troppo - Allegro
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String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: II. Canzonetta. Allegro - più mosso
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String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: III. Andante espressivo
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String Quartet in E-Flat Major, Op. 12: IV. Molto allegro e vivace
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