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Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016) [Re-Up]

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Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016) [Re-Up]

Jerusalem Quartet - Béla Bartók: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Harmonia Mundi | # HMC902235 | Time: 01:18:50

The string quartets of Béla Bartók punctuate the evolution of his style and the turning points of his existence. From the Second Quartet (1915-17) reflecting the period of World War One and his troubled personal life, through the Fourth whose exploration of rhythm, tonality and timbre produces magnificent and unprecedented sonorities in its ‘night music’, to the unbearable anguish of the Sixth (1939), as his dream of fraternity was shattered against the rise of nationalism and fascism, the Jerusa lem Quartet’s programme brings us the essence of Bartók's genius. Expect reviews in Classical music press for these hm artists with an extensive, acclaimed back catalogue for the label.

For this late 2016 release, the Jerusalem Quartet presents the even-numbered string quartets of Béla Bartók, presumably as the first of two volumes. While the Jerusalem Quartet has delved rather deeply into the Romantic chamber works of Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Dvorák, and Schumann, its modernist programming has mostly involved works by Shostakovich and Janácek. Bartók's quartets, of course, are de rigueur for string players setting out to prove their mettle, and his uncompromising explorations of Eastern European folk idioms, complex rhythms, close dissonances, polytonality, and extended string techniques have made them essential repertoire for virtuoso ensembles. Beyond the fierce technical demands of this music, these quartets may be regarded as a résumé of Bartók's career, touching on his early phase, when he was influenced by Richard Strauss and Debussy, his experimental middle period, and his late, uneasy rapprochement with neoclassicism. The Jerusalem Quartet is one of a handful of groups capable of playing these works with accuracy and finesse, and these performances demonstrate a fairly sober, intellectual approach that may remind some listeners of the Juilliard String Quartet's 1963 set for Columbia, rather more than the heated 1998 interpretations of the Takács String Quartet on RCA. This Harmonia Mundi disc is likely to be one of the most highly regarded recordings of the quartets, so a follow-up volume with the odd-numbered works is eagerly awaited.

Review by Blair Sanderson, Allmusic.com

Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016) [Re-Up]



Jerusalem Quartet - Bela Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 2, 4 & 6 (2016) [Re-Up]




Tracklist:

String Quartet No.2, Op.17, Sz.67
01. I. Moderato (10:05)
02. II. Allegro molto capriccioso (8:01)
03. III. Lento (8:23)

String Quartet No.4, Sz.91
04. I. Allegro (6:06)
05. II. Prestissimo, con sordino (3:10)
06. III. Non troppo lento (5:58)
07. IV. Allegretto pizzicato (2:49)
08. V. Allegro molto (5:52)

String Quartet No.6, Sz.114
09. I. Mesto - Piu mosso, pesente - Vivace (7:29)
10. II. Mesto - Marcia (7:39)
11. III. Mesto - Burletta. Moderato (7:08)
12. IV. Mesto (6:09)


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