String Quartet #1 in C minor, Op. 27
String Quartet #2 in E minor, Op. 36
String Quartet #3 in C Sharp minor
Suite in F Sharp minor for 2 Violins Op. 86
Hölderlin String Quartet
AK Coberg DR0011 & DR0012
The complete quartets of Felix Draeseke have just been released. These string quartets are richly scored, and are excellent examples of Late German Romantic chamber music, with beautiful flowing melodies, highly satisfying emotional content, and engaging part-writing. The second quartet will most likely become the most popular, although all three are very enthusiastically recommended!
The Hölderlin String Quartet (Rebecca Martin, Christian Friedrich, violins; Andres Mehne, viola; Teemu Myöhänen, violoncello) was founded in 2005. They sound absolutely terrific, with a wide range of expression, vitality, and sensitive ensemble playing.