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Nadarejshvili, Prokofiev: String Quartets / St. Petersburg

> String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 - II. Andante molto
> String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50 - III. Andante
> String Quartet No. 1 - I. Adagio
> String Quartet No. 1 - II. Allegro vivace
> String Quartet No. 1 - III. Ad libitum
> String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 - I. Allegro sostenuto
> String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 - II. Adagio
> String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92 - III. Allegro

Album Summary

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 1 in B minor, Op. 50
>Nadarejshvili, Zurab : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 92
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Notes & Reviews:

"The high point [of the St. Petersburg Quartet's L.A. debut] was Nadarejshvili's Quartet, in its West Coast premiere...powerful and atmospheric...somewhat reminiscent of Estonian Arvo Part's music. Its three movements are framed by pensive, sublime sections in which haunting drone tones blend with broken shards of Georgian folk themes. In the middle section, animation yields to agitation, in a polytonal manner bowing to Stravinsky...a bold, moving dose of music." -L.A. Times



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>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 1 in B minor, Op. 50
  • Notes: First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA (03/22/1999-03/25/1999)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1930

>Nadarejshvili, Zurab : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA (03/22/1999-03/25/1999)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1985

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 92
  • Notes: First Congregational Church, Los Angeles, CA (03/22/1999-03/25/1999)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1941