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Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4, 6 / Jerusalem Quartet

Album Summary

>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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Notes & Reviews:

The string quartets of Bla Bartk punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points in his life. The second quartet reflects the period of World War One and his troubled personal life. The fourth explores rhythm, tonality and timbre to produce magnificent and unprecedented sonorities. The sixth expresses unbearable anguish, as his dream of fraternity was shattered by the rise of nationalism and fascism. In this superb set the Jerusalem Quartet brings us the essence of the Bartkian genius.

Washington Post, 10th November 2016
To judge from the first disc of its new recorded Bart=k set, with the even-numbered quartets, the group's account will not displace the Takcs but promises to be in its league. The second quartet receives the most convincing rendition, especially the dizzying fluidity in the dancing rhythms of Arabian folk dance in the second movement.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Teldex Studio Berlin (07/03/2015-07/07/2015).



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Works Details

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor, Op. 17
  • Ensemble: Jerusalem Quartet
  • Notes: Teldex Studio Berlin (07/03/2015-07/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1917

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 4, Sz 91
  • Notes: Teldex Studio Berlin (07/03/2015-07/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Bartók, Béla : Quartet for Strings no 6, Sz 114
  • Notes: Teldex Studio Berlin (07/03/2015-07/07/2015)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1939