Live Season 12
Around Dvořák (9 CDs set)


Disc V begins with Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, op. 18, no. 1, the first of what would be the quartet medium’s seminal cycle of sixteen and a harbinger of the young Beethoven’s powerful voice.
Two similarly powerful musical documents, evocative of a wholly different world from nineteenth-century Vienna, follow :
Erwin Schulhoff’s devastating String Sextet, composed in the wake of the First World War, and Bartók’s spirited Divertimento for Strings, composed as a means of profound catharsis with Europe on the brink of World War II.


Ludwig van Beethoven : String Quartet no. 1 in F Major, op. 18, no. 1 (28:46)
Danish String Quartet

Erwin Schulhoff : String Sextet (24:27)

Béla Bartók : Divertimento for String Orchestra, Sz. 113, BB 118 (23:16)