Schoenberg: Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte; Webern: String Quartet, Opus 28; Stravinsky: Concertino for String Quartet, Three Pieces for String Quartet

Short Reveiws

(Claremont Quartet, Joanna Nickrenz, piano, Bernard Jacobson, recitation; Nonesuch H-71186). A tidy twentiethcentury collection, highlighted by Schoenberg’s remarkable Ode for speaker, piano, and quartet, written in 1943 — as effective a use as he ever made of Sprechstimme technique.