Playlist for 1st May 2011 – 20th Century string quartet music

Written by on April 30, 2011

 Beethoven’s Late Quartets were regarded as the final word in quartet music for a lot of 19th century composers and very few of them really took up the challenge of trying to push the genre further, but come the 20th century and a lot of composers took up the genre again and created some absolute masterpieces that also reflect some of the political changes of the 20th Century

Composer

TITLE

Anton Webern

6 Bagatelles, Op. 9

 

Alban Berg

Lyric Suite – 1. Allegretto Gioviale

Karol Szymanowski

String Quartet N° 2 op. 56 – I Moderato dolce e tranquillo

Leos Janacek

String Quartet No. 2 "Intimate Letters": III. Moderato

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet In F – 2. Assez Vif, Très Rythmé

Gyorgy Ligeti

Quartet N.2 – Come Un Meccanismo Di Precisione

Bela Bartok

Quartet No.4 -IV- Allegretto

Bela Bartok

Quartet No.5 -IV- Andante

Hector Villa Lobos

String quartet no.1 (rev 1947)

Dimitri Shostakovich

String Quartet No. 15 in E flat minor, Op. 144 – I. Elegy: Adagio

 


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