Tags
Language
Tags

Reinhold Glière – String Quartets (2006)

Posted By: d'Avignon
Reinhold Glière – String Quartets (2006)

Reinhold Glière – String Quartets (2006)
Classical/Romantic/Early 20th Century | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 63m08s | 311mb
Label: Hungaroton | cat. no. HCD 32401


Remembered in the west almost solely for his Soviet-era ballet The Red Poppy – and even then, for one popular selection from it, the energetic "Dance of the Russian Sailors" – Reinhold Glière is long overdue for a revival. If this 2006 recording by the Pulzus String Quartet of two of Glière's four string quartets gives any indication of his music's potential appeal, then it's high time that this neglected oeuvre is reassessed, both by ensembles in search of new repertoire and labels in need of fresh material. The String Quartet No. 1 in A major, Op. 2 (1900), will certainly remind listeners of Tchaikovsky and Borodin in its charming integration of folk-like themes with the Classical form, and the String Quartet No. 2 in G minor, Op. 20 (1905), may evoke further associations with the Russian Romantics, as well as occasional reminders of Beethoven's string quartets. Written in the openly sentimental style that was in vogue at the turn of the twentieth century, Glière's early chamber works are decidedly conservative and far from innovative, and these features no doubt account for the lack of attention paid to them for decades by sophisticated performers. Furthermore, because of Glière's lifelong adherence to tonality and traditional methods, it's easy to understand how his work never quite enjoyed the prestige of Shostakovich or Prokofiev, who were far more adventurous. Even so, these string quartets are polished works of considerable invention, and the Pulzus String Quartet delivers performances that display skill and expression in equal measure, yet without any added drama or special pleading for the music. Hungaroton's recording is excellent, so every note is clear and audible in the naturally resonant space.

Tracks:

01. No. 1 Op.2-I Allegro [0:07:32.80]
02. No. 1 Op.2-II Allegro [0:03:22.66]
03. No. 1 Op.2-III Variations. Andantino [0:10:07.84]
04. No. 1 Op.2-IV Finale. Allegro [0:05:43.77]
05. No. 2 Op.20-I Allegro moderato [0:11:34.34]
06. No. 2 Op.20-II Andante [0:09:01.70]
07. No. 2 Op.20-III Vivace [0:04:46.24]
08. No. 2 Op.20-IV Orientale. Andante. Allegro [0:10:58.06]

Performers:

The Pulzus String Quartet are:

János Pilz – violin
Lesták Bedo - violin
István Rajncsák – viola
Kousay H. Mahdi Kadduri – cello

Exact Audio Copy V1.0 beta 3 from 29. August 2011

EAC extraction logfile from 5. July 2016, 19:35

Pulzus String Quartet / String Quartets 1 & 2

Used drive : TSSTcorpCDDVDW SH-216AB Adapter: 0 ID: 0

Read mode : Secure
Utilize accurate stream : Yes
Defeat audio cache : Yes
Make use of C2 pointers : No

Read offset correction : 6
Overread into Lead-In and Lead-Out : No
Fill up missing offset samples with silence : Yes
Delete leading and trailing silent blocks : No
Null samples used in CRC calculations : Yes
Used interface : Native Win32 interface for Win NT & 2000
Gap handling : Appended to previous track

Used output format : User Defined Encoder
Selected bitrate : 768 kBit/s
Quality : High
Add ID3 tag : No
Command line compressor : C:\Program Files (x86)\FLAC Frontend\tools\flac.exe
Additional command line options : -8 -V -T "ARTIST=%artist%" -T "TITLE=%title%" -T "ALBUM=%albumtitle%" -T "DATE=%year%" -T "TRACKNUMBER=%tracknr%" -T "GENRE=%genre%" -T "PERFORMER=%albuminterpret%" -T "COMPOSER=%composer%" %haslyrics%–tag-from-file=LYRICS="%lyricsfile%"%haslyrics% -T "ALBUMARTIST=%albumartist%" -T "DISCNUMBER=%cdnumber%" -T "TOTALDISCS=%totalcds%" -T "TOTALTRACKS=%numtracks%" -T "COMMENT=%comment%" %source% -o %dest%


TOC of the extracted CD

Track | Start | Length | Start sector | End sector
––––––––––––––––––––––––––––-
1 | 0:00.00 | 7:32.60 | 0 | 33959
2 | 7:32.60 | 3:22.50 | 33960 | 49159
3 | 10:55.35 | 10:07.63 | 49160 | 94747
4 | 21:03.23 | 5:43.58 | 94748 | 120530
5 | 26:47.06 | 11:34.26 | 120531 | 172606
6 | 38:21.32 | 9:01.53 | 172607 | 213234
7 | 47:23.10 | 4:46.18 | 213235 | 234702
8 | 52:09.28 | 10:58.05 | 234703 | 284057


Track 1

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\01 No. 1 Op.2-I Allegro.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.00

Peak level 96.5 %
Extraction speed 2.0 X
Track quality 99.9 %
Copy CRC 586BFF6C
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [5EE9914A], AccurateRip returned [80210C35] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 2

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\02 No. 1 Op.2-II Allegro.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.66

Peak level 92.0 %
Extraction speed 2.1 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 3AC3D3B6
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [97448D09], AccurateRip returned [06590A42] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 3

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\03 No. 1 Op.2-III Variations. Andantino.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:06.25

Peak level 98.5 %
Extraction speed 2.7 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 300CB9CC
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [22AF7E7F], AccurateRip returned [0440DB61] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 4

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\04 No. 1 Op.2-IV Finale. Allegro.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:03.65

Peak level 96.8 %
Extraction speed 2.9 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 84EE33FA
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [11710B8F], AccurateRip returned [F34533D2] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 5

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\05 No. 2 Op.20-I Allegro moderato.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:09.54

Peak level 95.7 %
Extraction speed 3.3 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC C0260DA6
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [AD9F329A], AccurateRip returned [2C349DCA] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 6

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\06 No. 2 Op.20-II Andante.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.76

Peak level 69.3 %
Extraction speed 3.6 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC 782914E7
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [2F5E8158], AccurateRip returned [727586BB] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 7

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\07 No. 2 Op.20-III Vivace.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:04.01

Peak level 95.5 %
Extraction speed 3.6 X
Track quality 100.0 %
Copy CRC AB2652ED
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [D61FBD46], AccurateRip returned [CB324DE1] (AR v2)
Copy OK

Track 8

Filename H:\Users\astarte\03. POST\Gliere, Reinhold - String Quartets\08 No. 2 Op.20-IV Orientale. Andante. Allegro.wav

Pre-gap length 0:00:02.38

Peak level 95.6 %
Extraction speed 2.0 X
Track quality 99.8 %
Copy CRC 644B6E39
Cannot be verified as accurate (confidence 1) [8D57BFB3], AccurateRip returned [2DD3504B] (AR v2)
Copy OK


No tracks could be verified as accurate
You may have a different pressing from the one(s) in the database

No errors occurred

End of status report

==== Log checksum 94FD9679A82F955546F2075FE0C31B10D5438F5E9C34953224B59FDECFACB60D ====