Category Archives: String quartet

String Quartet No. 2 (1925) — Pavel Haas

I very much like this string quartet. Pavel Haas (1899-1944) died in a Nazi concentration camp.

From: Wellesz Theatre

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Five Movements for String Quartet Op5 – Anton Webern

Anton Webern (1883-1945) I’ve previously mentioned that I like the conversational sound of string quartets…This one breaks the mold. This is like a conversation with myself, possibly in the deep woods knowing I and everyone else is ultimately alone in nature. (Webern specifically talked about the “nature” aspect.) Webern is fascinating.

 

From: frogpitt

 

String Quartet in C minor — Ernest MacMillan

Ernest MacMillan (1893-1973)

This string quartet was composed while MacMillan was interned in a German camp during WWII. The first performance was in 1925.

MacMillan was primarily a conductor.

This is the first movement. The other movements are posted in comments.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cu8BQPG_hiM