EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK (1860-1945): String Quartets No. 1 in C Minor, No. 3 in C Sharp Minor, No. 4 in D Minor, No. 5 in E Minor and No. 6 in B Flat.
Catalogue Number: 07W041
Reference: 555 002-2
Description: Many of Reznicek’s quartets experienced a difficult and varied developmental history since he often took them up again, revising and rewriting them at various times (No. 1 dates from 1881 and No. 6 from 1931; the notes will leave your head spinning as they follow the cutting, exchanging, rewriting and other adventures these quartets went through over these years. However, all the quartets may be regarded as independent contemporary contributions to the genre; they range from his early development, when he continued to regard Beethoven as his model, to his complex and individual mature late quartets of great expressive power. 2 CDs. Minguet Quartet.