Schubert's Echo: Schubert’s Influence on Two 20th-century Masters
To celebrate its 35th anniversary, the Quartet recorded an ambitious CD, Schubert’s Echo, released in 2010 by NSS Music (founded by violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg). Recorded at New York City’s American Academy of Arts and Letters, Schubert’s Echo features three works never before recorded together:Schubert’s monumental String Quartet in G, D. 887, Berg’s dramatic, atonal Quartet Op. 3, and Webern’s visionary Fünf Sätze (Five Movements), Op. 5. Schubert’s chamber music had no influence on his contemporaries for the very good reason that it was largely unknown in his lifetime. The surprise revealed by this recording is that Schubert’s influence extends to a later generation of Viennese composers, whose music in many respects is the antithesis of Schubert’s. These works reveal, in the context of each other, the continuum of the quartet repertoire. Schubert’s Echo is available online at CD Baby and Amazon.