FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM (1839-1916): String Quartets, Vol. 1 - No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 25 and No. 3 in F, Op. 51.
Catalogue Number: 07V003
Reference: 777 387-2
Description: cpo continues its yeoman service to Gernsheim with the first volume of recordings of his five quartets. You know by now to expect Brahmsian warmth and Gernsheim’s own melodic attractiveness and it will surprise no one that No. 1 (1872) closes with a Rondo all’ongharese which will recall the similarly titled movement from Brahms’ op. 25 piano quartet. The Third comes from 1886 and has sinilar features but ends with a set of variations that builds to a big conclusion. Diogenes Quartet.