Juilliard String Quartet – Bartok: The Six String Quartets



D3S 717
Etiqueta Speakers Corner – Columbia
Embalagem 3 LP – 33RPM
Gramagem Vinil 180 g
Código de barras 4260019715210

Bartók’s six String Quartets, written throughout the span of roughly 30 years, demonstrate his development as a composer in the purest form. “In the Quartets,” stated Bartók, “I condense to the extreme.” In the very first quartet, which is orientated on traditional formal structures, Bartók travels down his own path by lending different weight to the various formal sections, rejecting repeats, and joining the movements together by means of bridging passages.

The second quartet is exemplary for its intentional distance from the Romantic in favour of a composition based on simple folksongs, in which Bartók attempts to grasp the folk sound in his compositional structures, whereby he never quite disregards the tonal rules but certainly begins to free himself from them.

String Quartet No. 1
I Lento
II Allegretto
III Introduzione: Allegro; Allegro Vivace
String Quartet No. 2
I Moderato
II Allegro Molto Capriccioso
III Lento
String Quartet No. 3
Prima Parte: Moderato
Seconda Parte: Allegro
Recapitulazione Della Prima Parte: Moderato
Coda: Allegro Molto
String Quartet No. 4
I Allegro
II Prestissimo, Con Sordino
III Non Troppo Lento
IV Allegretto Pizzicato
V Allegro Molto
String Quartet No. 5
I Allegro
II Adagio Molto
III Scherzo: Alla Bulgarese
IV Andante
V Finale: Allegro Vivace
String Quartet No. 6
I Mesto; Vivace
II Mesto; Marcia
III Mesto: Burletta: Moderato
IV Mesto



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