FRANZ XAVER GEBEL (1787-1843): String Quartets in D and in E Flat, Op. 27.
Catalogue Number: 09R030
Description: A German who spent the last 25 years of his life as a valued teacher and performer in Moscow, Gebel (two of whose string quintets came out on MD&G in 1999) wrote the D major quartet just before leaving Germany in 1817 and the other in Moscow around 1840. Oddly the later one is in a Beethovenian severe classical style and the early one redolent of early Romanticism. Hoffmeister Quartet.