Erwin Schulhoff, like Gideon Klein, Pavel Haas, Hans Krasa and many others, belongs to a generation of Czech-Jewish composers who were murdered during the Holocaust or died in a German concentration camp.
His Five Pieces for string quartet was the work with which Schulhoff made his breakthrough in Salzburg in 1924. The dedication to the French colleague Darius Milhaud reveals what he was after: concise brevity of the movements, suite-like arrangement, aphoristic treatment of the material, a cheeky music on the pulse of the times.
This work is framed by Franz Schubert's String Quartet No. 9 in G minor, D173, and Dmitri Shostakovich's Quartet No. 3 in F major, Op. 73, whose classical gesture recalls the music of Beethoven and Mozart.
Jonathan Schwarz violin | Amelie Wallner violin | Mayu Konoe viola | Lukas Schwarz violonello
In cooperation with "Klassik in Spandau"
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