While composing his string quartet op 51/2, Johannes Brahms grappled with his overpowering classical role models. The filigree central movements form a lyrical island between the monumental opening movement and the orchestral finale.
Gideon Klein concluded his work on the Second String Quartet in August 1940. This work already reveals the young composer’s mastery of tonal structure and the use of melody.
Wolfgang A. Mozart
String Quartet No. 17, K 458 “Hunt”
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet op. 51, No. 2
- Novus String Quartet
With kind support of: Detlef Muthmann
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