VINCENT D'INDY (1851-1931): String Quartet No. 1 in D, Op. 35, ERNEST CHAUSSON (1855-1899): String Quartet in C Minor (compl. D'Indy).
Catalogue Number: 02O045
Reference: CDH 55457
Description: D'Indy's first quartet is in the time-honored Germanic tradition of sonata-form first movement followed by lied, dance and rondo finale and he uses the Bell motif from Parsifal as the basis for his sonata structure. Chausson's quartet was left unfinished at his death and offers two surprising quotes - from Debussy's quartet in its first movement (the men had quarrelled in 1894 and not spoken since) and from Das Rheingold in the second (Chausson detested Wagner). The notes speculate intriguingly on this and more... Chilingirian Quartet. Original 2000 Hyperion release (07C053).