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Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets / Borodin Quartet

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
>Debussy, Claude : Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

We associate the concepts of impressionism and post-impressionism in music with the string quartets of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Debussy's denial of classical forms had a systematic character, and in many ways coincided with the spirits of Russian composers such as Mussorgsky, whom both Debussy and Ravel rated highly. Contemporary critics note the evident similarity of Ravel's composition not only to Debussy's style but also to Russian music, which attracted the two since the time of Beliaev's concerts in Paris in 1889. The "Russian footprint" left in Debussy's and Ravel's works by Mussorgsky and Borodin did not remain unnoticed by the musicians from this quartet, named after Alexander Borodin. Their interpretation vividly reveals genetic links with the "new French school" and the "new Russian school," marked by freshness, originality, and the extraordinary force of their vision.


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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Quartet for Strings in F major
  • Ensemble: Borodin Quartet
  • Running Time: 30 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1902-1903

>Debussy, Claude : Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10
  • Running Time: 24 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1893