2012 release. Featured works: Erwin Schulhoff, String Quartet No. 1 (1924), Jean Sibelius, String Quartet in D minor, op. 56 Voces intimae (1909), Leos Janáček, String Quartet No. 1 Kruetzer Sonata (1923). Stereo/5.1 multichannel hybrid CD/SACD release that can be played on any CD player. Three striking early 20th-century additions to the quartet repertoire. Two propulsive pieces that caused an uproar in the 1920s. Two prime examples of the avant-garde from the newly founded republic of Czechoslovakia flanking a gaunt and introverted earlier piece by the great Finnish national composer, a piece already harboring the audacities of his late style. Three temperaments, three age groups, three modes of expression, all juxtaposed and complementing each other, allowing us to glimpse the rich possibilities of their era. Performed by the Henschel Quartett: Christoph Henschel (violin), Markus Henschel (violin), Monika Henschel (viola), Mathias Beyer-Karlshøj (violoncello).