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CD Premieres with Music from the Interwar Period

Ebony Quartet

Erich Itor Kahn, Hans Walter Süsskind, Josef Matthias Hauer, Otto Jokl, Louis Gruenberg

SKU: 40517

Year of release: 2017

1. Fragment eines unvollendeten Erich Itor Kahn 10:18
Rechenschaft über uns 13:20
2. no. 1 Hans Walter Süsskind 00:45
3. no. 2 Hans Walter Süsskind 02:14
4. no. 3 Hans Walter Süsskind 01:45
5. no. 4 Hans Walter Süsskind 01:28
6. no. 5 Hans Walter Süsskind 00:47
7. no. 6 Hans Walter Süsskind 01:04
8. no. 7 Hans Walter Süsskind 02:01
9. no. 8 Hans Walter Süsskind 00:57
10. no. 9 Hans Walter Süsskind 00:55
11. no. 10 Hans Walter Süsskind 01:20
Fünf Stücke für Quartett op. 30 07:31
12. Ausdrucksvoll bewegt Josef Matthias Hauer 00:56
13. Ruhig Josef Matthias Hauer 02:57
14. Belebt Josef Matthias Hauer 00:52
15. Langsam Josef Matthias Hauer 01:50
16. Lebhaft Josef Matthias Hauer 00:54
Vier Lieder 09:10
17. Zauber bei Tag Hans Walter Süsskind 02:20
18. Heimweg Hans Walter Süsskind 03:01
19. Die Geliebte Hans Walter Süsskind 01:31
20. Der Sterbliche Hans Walter Süsskind 02:17
Zweites Streichquartett op. 28 18:08
21. Andantino Otto Jokl 05:13
22. allegro assai Otto Jokl 06:38
23. Adagio Otto Jokl 06:16
Vier Indiskretionen für Quartett Op. 20 10:45
24. allegro con spirito Louis Gruenberg 04:00
25. Lento sostenuto Louis Gruenberg 03:01
26. Moderato grazioso Louis Gruenberg 02:10
27. Allegro giocoso Louis Gruenberg 01:32

About this album

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(...) a ‘must-hear’ album of music from between the world wars (...)Throughout, the Ebony’s play these pieces with tremendous vigor and attention to detail. You won’t find – and couldn’t ask for – a better-played or finer-sounding set of belated-debut recordings of any of them.

Ludwig Van (Toronto)

Much of the music on this album is essential listening. You won’t understand music of the last century without it.

Luister (Luister 10)

Werner Herbers and his musicians did it again. (...) All of it is really good music, without a doubt. Not only Erich Itor Kahn's fragment of a string quartet but also the Second String Quartet by Jokl, or the Indiskretionen by Gruenberg, which showcase a slightly lighter tone. (...) Unheard is full of music which thankfully will no longer be unheard.

Technical Specifications

SpeakersGrimm LS1
Digital To Analog ConverterHorus
Mastering EquimentPyramix
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
CablesVan den Hul
Mixing ConsoleRens Heijnis custommade
MicrophonesBruael & Kyaer, Schoeps
Recording Format256fs
Analog To Digital ConverterHorus
Recording DateDecember 2016
Recording LocationKeizergracht Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
EditingJared Sacks
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProductionJared Sacks,