FELIX DRAESEKE (1835-1913): String Quartets, Vol. 1 - No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 27 and No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 06J047
Label: AK Coburg
Reference: DR 0011
Description: All of Draeseke's quartets are mature works and the notes point out usefully how each is modeled on one by Beethoven. No. 1 of 1880, notable for its intensive working out of motifs, suggests Beethoven's op. 18/4 while the much more relaxed, often beautifully lyrical No. 2 (1886) is modeled on the Rasumovsky set. Hölderlin String Quartet.