Schoenberg Quartet - The Dutch Legacy MATTHIJS VERMEULEN (1888-1967): String Trio, String Quartet, WILLEM PIJPER (1894-1947): String Quartets No. 1 in F Minor & Nos. 2-5, RUDOLF ESCHER (1912-1980): String Trio, JAN VAN VLIJMEN (1935-2004): Quintetto per archi, String Sextet, OTTO KETTING (b.1939): String Quartet, WIM LAMAN (b.1946): Elegy & Totentanz for Alto Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and String Quartet, BOB ZIMMERMANN (b.1948): String Quartet, ROBIN DE RAAFF (b.1968): Ennea's Domain for String Quartet, Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet/Bass Clarinet and Piano.
Catalogue Number: 11L083
Reference: KTC 1381
Description: One of two box-sets released on the occasion of the retirement of this Dutch string quartet earlier this year after 33 years (the other set is standard repertoire - meaning the Second Viennese School and others), this is devoted to Dutch music from the iconoclastic late Romantic Vermeulen and the Francophile Pijper (although you'll find Czech and Mahlerian influences in his Second too) to contemporary composers with various tonal and non-tonal languages about whom there is no space here for itemization. Ten pages of notes on the artists, Dutch music and the compositions (by the composers where possible). 4 CDs. Schoenberg Quartet, Hans Woudenberg, Michael Müller (cellos), Harry Sparnaay (clarinets), Nobuko Imai, Jan Erik van Regeren Altena (violas), Het Trio.