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Quartets

Quartets

  • By JANACEK / BELCEA QUARTET
  • Release 26/04/2019
  • Media Format CD
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Formed in 1994 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Belcea Quartet already has an impressive discography, including the complete Beethoven string quartets. For this new recording, the ensemble has chosen three quartets by two iconic composers of the 20th century: Leos Janácek and György Ligeti. Fifteen years after their first recording for Zig-Zag, and after some changes in personnel, they have decided to record again the two string quartets by Janácek. The First Quartet was inspired by Leon Tolstoy's famous novella, The Kreutzer Sonata: the four-movement work follows the narrative, including it's culminating murder. The Second Quartet is subtitled Intimate Letters, in homage to Kamila Stösslova, with whom the composer had an important relationship expressed through letters, one that influenced both his life and his music. Finally, the First Quartet by Ligeti, subtitled Métamorphoses nocturnes because of it's particular form. The composer described the work as a sort of theme and variations, but not with a specific theme that is then subsequently varied: rather, it is a single musical thought appearing under constantly new guises - for this reason the word 'metamophoses' is more appropriate than 'variations'.

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Title: Quartets
Release Date: 26/04/2019
Label: Alpha
Media Format: CD
UPC: 3760014194542
Item #: 2152337X
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