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Bartók: 6 String Quartets / Emerson Quartet

Album Summary

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz 40
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 3, Sz 85
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz 102
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 17
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz 91
>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114
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"The impression one gains from these recordings...is of massive tonal projection and superlative clarity, each textural strand coloured and made audible to a degree possibly unrivalled in the recorded history of these works." -Gramophone Record of the Year 1989



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>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 1 in A minor, Op. 7/Sz 40
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 29 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1908

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 3, Sz 85
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 5, Sz 102
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 28 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 17
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 26 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1917

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz 91
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 20 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114
  • Performers: Eugene Drucker (Violin); Lawrence Dutton (Viola); David Finckel (Cello); Philip Setzer (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Emerson String Quartet
  • Running Time: 27 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939