Joseph Martin Kraus

String quartets II 


Joseph Martin Kraus-Quartet:

Werner Ehrhardt, Andrea Keller, violin

Antje Sabinski, viola

Gerhart Darmstadt, violoncello

First recordings!
sound samples

order no. CCD 225
EAN 4028183002259

about this recording:

Joseph Martin Kraus celebrates his 250th birthday this year. In view of this anniversary, we are particularly happy to present this second, concluding CD of the complete recording of Kraus’ ten surviving string quartets. It is the summation of our over twelve-year occupation with these works. Important for us was the portrayal of Kraus’ entirely independent approach to this genre (first CD: CCD 224). The Joseph Martin Kraus Quartet was founded in 1993. Together with Andrea Keller and Antje Sabinski, Werner Ehrhardt, as artistic director and concertmaster of Concerto Köln, has formed a characteristic interpretational style of historical performance practice – documented on numerous recordings and by international prizes – that thrills audiences and critics alike.


Quartetto A major, op. I,1

Quartetto c minor, without opus

Quartetto C major, op. I,5

Quartetto E major, without opus

Quartetto G major, op. I,6

sound samples (mp3):

Quartetto A major 1 Allegro, 2 Adagio, 3 Allegro molto

Quartetto c minor 4 Largo, 5 Andantino

Quartetto C major 6 Allegro, 7 Andante, 8 Rondo Allegro assai

Quartetto E major 9 Allegro col Brio, 10 Adagio, 11 Allegretto

Quartetto G major 12 Allegro, 13 Andante maestoso (Scozzèse), 14 Largo, 15 Allegro assai


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