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Grazyna Bacewicz (1909-1969): Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 - Nos. 2, 4 & 5 / Lutoslawski Quartet

Album Summary

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 4
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 5
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Grazyna Bacewicz is now emerging from the shadow of her Polish contemporaries, such as Panufnik and Lutoslawski, on the international stage. She constantly sought ways to develop her style and it is this continuous line of development that is perfectly exemplified in her series of string quartets. String Quartet No. 2 was premiered in 1943 in challenging circumstances but attests to her positive spirit. The prize-winning String Quartet No. 4 is one of her most performed works, perfectly balancing formal complexity, approachable themes and harmonic sophistication. The powerful and intense String Quartet No. 5 is a compositional tour de force. Volume 1 can be heard on Naxos 8.572806.

Classical Music, December 2015
The warm, expressionist opening to the fourth quartet is instantly winning, inviting us into a sound world that is at once distinctive yet flecked with echoes of Ravel, Debussy and Shostakovich. With typically warm, clear sound, now's the time to start looking forward to volume three.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Poland (12/11/2012-12/17/2012).



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Works Details

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Ensemble: Lutoslawski Quartet
  • Notes: Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Poland (12/11/2012-12/17/2012)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1951

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Notes: Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Poland (12/11/2012-12/17/2012)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1943

>Bacewicz, Grazyna : Quartet for Strings no 5
  • Notes: Wroclaw Philharmonic Concert Hall, Poland (12/11/2012-12/17/2012)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1955