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Double Quartet No 4 in G minor, Op 136
composer
April/May 1847

Recordings
'Spohr: Double Quartets' (CDD22014)
Spohr: Double Quartets
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Details
Movement 1: Allegro
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Movement 2: Larghetto
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Movement 3: Scherzo: Moderato – Trio
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Movement 4: Finale: Vivace
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Double Quartet No 4 in G minor, Op 136
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The Third is arguably the finest of the series, but the Fourth Double Quartet, in G minor, written during April and May 1847, most closely matches Spohr’s original conception of the medium. The freshness of invention often lacking in Spohr’s works from the 1840s and onwards is to be found here in full measure. A high level of inspiration is maintained throughout the entire work which is notable for its extraordinary textural richness, rhythmic vitality and ingenious ‘echo’ effects between the two quartets.

from notes by Maurice Powell © 1998

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Details for CDD22014 disc 2 track 7
Scherzo: Moderato – Trio
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-86-14207
Duration
6'47
Recording date
16 June 1984
Recording venue
St Barnabas's Church, North Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Spohr: Double Quartets Nos 3 & 4 (CDA66142)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: February 1987
    Deletion date: April 1998
    Superseded by CDD22014
  2. Spohr: Double Quartets (CDD22014)
    Disc 2 Track 7
    Release date: April 1998
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