Ariel Quartet – Brahms: String Quartet No. 2 – Bartók: String Quartet No. 1 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:05:40 minutes | 1,16 GB | Genre: Classical
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The Ariel Quartet, distinguished by their virtuosic playing and impassioned interpretations, makes their debut recording pairing two giants of the string-quartet world, Bela Bartok and Johannes Brahms.
Both composers stand as significant pillars of the youthful Quartet’s two-decade-long journey. The Ariel Quartet earned its glowing international reputation early on, having formed in Israel when its members were students in middle school. The Ariel now serves as the Faculty Quartet-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music Debut. This release is the first in a projected series pairing the quartets of Bartok and Brahms.
“a consummate ensemble gifted with utter musicality and remarkable interpretive power” – American Record Guide
“a blazing, larger-than-life performance” – The Washington Post
01. Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2: I . Allegro non troppo
02. Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2: II. Andante moderato
03. Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2: III. Quasi Minuetto, moderato; Allegretto vivace
04. Quartet No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 51, No. 2: IV. Finale: Allegro non assai
05. Quartet No. 1, Sz, 40, Op. 7: I. Lento
06. Quartet No. 1, Sz, 40, Op. 7: II. Allegretto Introduzione; Allegro
07. Quartet No. 1, Sz, 40, Op. 7: III. Allegro vivace
Bartók, Béla (1881-1945)
Brahms, Johannes (1833-97)