Schumann’s String Quartets.



  • String Quartets, Op. 41 Nos. 1-3

Performed by the Ying Quartet.

The Ying Quartet is now in its second decade as a quartet; it has established itself as an ensemble of the highest musical qualifications in its tours across the United States and abroad. Their performances regularly take place in many of the world’s most important concert halls, from Carnegie Hall to the Sydney Opera House.

As quartet-in-residence at the Eastman School of Music, the Ying Quartet maintains full time faculty positions in the String and Chamber Music Departments.

The three string quartets by Robert Schumann were all written in just a few weeks in the summer of 1842. It is unfortunate that the public did not adequately appreciate the significance and beauty of these works. As a musical experience, this is really glorious music.

The imagination and humor, as well as the heartfelt yearning and emotion that are displayed throughout these quartets are enough to be as satisfying as any of Schumann’s music.

Here is the Ying Quartet in Schumann’s String Quartet No. 2 in F Major, Op. 41, No. 2 – III. Scherzo: Presto



And next, here they are in Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 4 in C minor, Op. 18, No. 4:



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