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Szymanowski, Schoeck & Webern

Szymanowski: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2
Schoeck: Notturno, Op. 47
Webern: Langsamer Satz (1905)

Carmina Quartet
Olaf Bär, baritone

Dal Segno - DSPRCD056 (CD) £6.50

A useful, and quite unusual, compilation of cheap re-issues from 1991 & 1997.

The Carmina Quartet always plays well; I enjoyed best the high romanticism of the extended piece of early Webern.

Worth considering, but presentation skimped; no texts or translations of the Notturno (I had the original recording by Fischer-Diekau) - you can find them on Emily Ezust's indispensible website at http://www.recmusic.org/lieder/s/schoeck.html.

Peter Grahame Woolf