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Schoenberg: String Quartet No. 2 in F sharp minor (Op. 10)

1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 12 August 2006

Recorded in front of an audience at West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge with the Quatuor Parisii and the soprano Rachel Nicholls, Stephen Johnson explores the ideas behind one of Arnold Schoenberg's most extraordinary pieces, the Second String Quartet. In this work the composer takes the listener on a journey from the music of late romanticism to the expressionism of the early twentieth century.

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    Arnold Schoenberg Quartet for strings no. 2 (Op.10) with soprano

    Performers: Parisii String Quartet, Rachel Nicholls (Soprano)


Stephen Johnson
Quatuor Parisii
Rachel Nicholls


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