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Hommage(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2007)

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Label Emi Classics
SKU 205585819
UPC 094639762927
UPC 14 00094639762927
Format CD
Release Date 11/20/2007
Author Alban Berg Quartett
Artist Bio
Alban Berg QuartettFor over thirty years the Alban Berg Quartett has performed regularly in music capitals and major festivals throughout the world. They have their own concert series at the Vienna Konzerthaus (where they made their debut in 1971 and where they are now Honorary Members), at the Royal Festival Hall London, (where, Associate Artists for over 15 years, they become Quartet Laureate from 2005/6), at the Opera Zurich, the Theatre des Champs-Elysees in Paris, the Philharmonie in Cologne and at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.Since they were founded the Alban Berg Quartett have been prolific recording artists and have received over thirty major international awards, including the Grand Prix du Disque, the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis, the Edison Prize, the first International Classical Music Award, the Japan Grand Prix, and the Gramophone Magazine Award. Public and critics regard many of these recordings as definitive.Press reviews for the Alban Berg Quartett confirm their reputation: "Certainly one of the greatest ensembles in chamber music" (France Soir, Paris), "Stunning perfection" (Washington Post), "One of the greatest ensembles of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle), "A wonder by the name of the Alban Berg Quartett" (Presse, Vienna), "Few if any quartets can match their strength and assurance in the Viennese classics and romantics" (Times), "The Alban Berg Quartett have achieved legendary standards in chamber music playing" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), "The Alban Berg Quartett overwhelms with Beethoven" (J. Kaiser, Suddeutsche Zeitung).More important to the quartet than the superlative praise in the press and the enthusiasm of the public is their self-appointed mission of giving the most harmonious interpretation of the works they perform and of extending their repertoire from the classical to the avant-garde; the name 'Alban Berg' symbolises this commitment.In 2005 the quartet suffered a painful loss with the death of their violist Thomas Kakuska. The Alban Berg Quartett continues its concert activities with Isabel Charisius, both out of conviction and in the spirit of Thomas Kakuska.
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Artist Alban Berg Quartett
Music Format Compact Disc
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