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The Kernis Project: Schubert

The Jasper String Quartet

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Sono Luminus is proud to bring you the second CD from The Jasper String Quartet, The Kernis Project: Schubert, pairing the celestial works of Aaron Jay Kernis and Franz Schubert.   This enchanting project is the follow-up to their previous release, The Kernis Project: Beethoven (DSL-92142).

Not only do Schubert and Kernis both ruminate in the angelic and spiritual realms for these works, their overall compositional structures are strikingly similar.   Both feature monumental opening movements, transcendent slow movements, short and driving scherzos, and devilish finales.   Though different in many respects, these two works garner startling parallels despite the 166 years between them.

String Quartet in D minor, D. 810 “Death and the Maiden” — Franz Schubert
  1.   I. Allegro
  2.  II. Andante con moto
  3. III. Scherzo: Allegro molto
  4. IV. Presto

String Quartet No. 1 “musica celestis” (1990) — Aaron Jay Kernis
  5.   I. Flowing
  6.  II. Adagio “musica celestis”
  7. III. Scherzo
  8. IV. Allegro sempre secco e marcato

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