Hagen Quartett: Schubert and Ravel - Schubert: String Quartet No.14 / Ravel: String Quartet in F major
Lukas Hagen, Rainer Schmidt, violins · Veronika Hagen, viola
Clemens Hagen, violoncello
The Hagen Quartett is regarded internationally as one of the foremost string quartets. Their mentors included stars such as Harnoncourt and Kremer. Having played together since their childhood (the three siblings), the musicians combine exceptional freshness and passion with their unique depth of experience. They are renowned for the warmth and emotion of their interpretations. It doesn't come as a surprise that their interpretations of Ravel’s string quartet in F major and Schubert’s string quartet in D minor are intensely beautiful.
Schubert: String Quartet in D minor “Death and the Maiden”, recorded at the Baroque library in Vorau, Austria, 26 June – 2 July 1987. Directed for video by Klaus Lindemann. Ravel:
String Quartet in F major, recorded live at the Mozarteum (Großer Saal), Salzburg, 26 January 2000, directed for video by Horant H. Hohlfeld.
Picture format NTSC 4:3
Dolby Digital 5.1
Release January 1, 2009
Total running time 76 mins
Booklet notes English, French, German
No. of discs 1