ALEXANDER ZEMLINSKY (1871-1942): Complete String Quartets - in E Minor (World Premiere Recording), No. 1 in A, Op. 4, No. 2, Op. 15, No. 3, Op. 19 and No.4, Op. 25 "Suite".
Catalogue Number: 03Q050
Reference: CHAN 10845(2)
Description: I can hear the gnashing of teeth from collectors who just bought the Naxos pair of discs of these quartets. Now here comes the first recording of an early quartet from c. 1893. It's a four-movement work of 25 minutes whose harmonically ambiguous, metrically irregular first movement would have horrified Brahms but whose remaining three movements are much more conventional. 2 CDs. Brodsky Quartet.