SCHUBERT, PROKOFIEV, DEBUSSY
As a young man, Franz Schubert was a prolific composer of string quartets. He performed most of these early works himself with his father and brothers— presumably also including his 1813 Quartet in E-flat major, which opens the Belcea Quartet’s program. It is followed by Sergei Prokofiev’s Quartet in B minor—a key “not commonly used for quartets,” as the composer remarked—and Claude Debussy’s String Quartet, written in 1892.
- Franz Schubert - String Quartet in E-flat major D 87
- Sergei Prokofiev - String Quartet in B minor Op. 50
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- Claude Debussy - String Quartet in G Minor op. 10