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The Léner String Quartet: Volume 3 - Schubert and Schumann Recordings

The Léner String Quartet: Volume 3 - Schubert and Schumann Recordings

Catalog Number: RR5008
Label: Rockport Records
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The Léner String Quartet: Volume 3

The Schubert and Schumann Recordings 1928-1936

Franz Schubert: Octet in F major Op. 166, For String Quartet, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn & Double Bass

Robert Schumann: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41, No.3

The Léner String Quartet has been almost forgotten, perhaps because their style of playing had been termed "old fashioned", when compared with the modern ensembles such as the Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets. Nevertheless, the employment of extreme vibrato was the style of playing known and approved by the romantic masters of the late 19th century. The reissue of the Léner recordings has been sparse during the LP and CD era even though they enjoyed one of the greatest and most important recording careers.

Commenced during the accoustic era, they re-recorded everything when electrical recordings became the norm. Among their many distinctions, they were the first ensemble to record the Beethoven String Quartets.

Track ListingTimeMP3
Schubert: Octet in F major Op. 166
1Adagio: Allegro11:33
2Andante un poco mosso11:04
3Scherzo: Allegro vivace3:38
4Air & Variations: Andante7:35
5Menuetto & Trio: Allegretto4:35
6Finale: Andante molto; Allegro; Andante molto; Allegro molto8:39
Schumann: String Quartet No. 3, Op. 41, No.3
7Andante expressivo; Allegro molto moderato8:35
8Assai agitato, Un poco adagio, Tempo resoluto7:53
9Adagio molto8:32
10Finale: Allegro molto vivace7:53