2017 The Glorious Violin Disc 5
× Disc 5 celebrates the diversity of nineteenth-century musical traditions across nations, uniting masterful works from the French, German, and Russian schools. Beethoven’s Opus 29 String Quintet, composed at the turn of the nineteenth century, can be understood as a bridge between the Classical style that the composer inherited as a youth and his later, heroically Romantic compositions that would have a seismic impact on the evolution of music. Debussy’s charming Petite Suite exemplifies the composer’s Impressionist and unmistakably Francophone musical language. The disc reaches a passionate conclusion with Borodin’s tender D Major String Quartet, a work of remarkably expressive depth and of uniquely Russian character.