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Ruperto Chapí (1851-1909): String Quartets 1 & 2 / Latin American Quartet

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>Chapi, Ruperto : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Chapi, Ruperto : Quartet for Strings no 2
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

In 1901, the Cuarteto Francés was formed in Madrid. This string quartet encouraged local composers to write quartets, several of which were premiered in its concerts. This initiative triggered the writing of the first Spanish Post-romantic masterpieces for quartet after decades of fallow chamber music fields, including those by Ruperto Chapí. His four string quartets burst like a fresh breeze in a Spanish chamber music landscape. Here is a composer who masterfully captured the Spanish character: the poise, the sincerity and above all, the simple joy of a nation that had suffered too much. Chapí brilliantly funnels the color and purely Spanish drama of the zarzuela into the almost abstract and Central European genre of the string quartet. The Latin GRAMMY® winning Mexican ensemble Cuarteto Latinoamericano, formed in 1982, known worldwide as the leading proponent of Latin American music for string quartet, has in fact recorded most of the Latin American string quartet repertoire. "Through such ensembles as the Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Latin America's composers have long since arrived on the world's stage." - Toronto Star

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (01/14/2014-01/16/2014).



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>Chapi, Ruperto : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Ensemble: Cuarteto Latinoamericano
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (01/14/2014-01/16/2014)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1903

>Chapi, Ruperto : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Notes: Sono Luminus Studios, Boyce, Virginia (01/14/2014-01/16/2014)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1904