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BARTOK: String Quartets No.1 & No.2 Fine Arts Quartet - SAGA5203

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BARTOK

The six string quartets reveal Bartok's artistic growth to a greater extent than any of his other works. In the quartets he makes use of techniques which he acquired, as well as some that are completely new. Bartok was an eclectic and always interested in new developments. Whilst absorbing them all, he synthesised them into something that was definitely recognisable as 'Bartokian'. Bartok himself thought of certain works being in definite keys, but he uses totalities so freely that they cannot be said with any certainty to be in this or that key! His writings for the medium extend over a period of forty-five years and offer an exciting study of the composer's development as a creative artist.

Prior to the composition of the First Quartet Bartok had worked extensively on Hungarian folk music, and traces of it can be found in this work. The quartet is more or less classical in style, although there are signs of the contrapuntal freedom which the composer later developed; the three movements are played without a break.

By the time that Bartok came to tackle his Second Quartet his harmonic idiom had become more acrid and his romanticism toned down considerably, while the influence of Magyar folk music was more and more apparent. A splendidly unified work, its three movements are complementary to each other.

SIDE ONE
String Quartet No.1 (1908)
1. Lento - Allegretto - Finale

SIDE TWO
String Quartet No.2 (1917)
1. Moderato
2. Allegro molto capriccioso
3. Lento

Fine Arts Quartet
Leonard Sorkin, violin
Abram Lost, violin
Irving Ilmer, viola
George Sopkin, cello

The sleeve shows slight wear, consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Item details

Band/artist(s):
Fine Arts Quartet
Catalogue number:
SAGA5203
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
SAGA
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
4

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BARTOK

The six string quartets reveal Bartok's artistic growth to a greater extent than any of his other works. In the quartets he makes use of techniques which he acquired, as well as some that are completely new. Bartok was an eclectic and always interested in new developments. Whilst absorbing them all, he synthesised them into something that was definitely recognisable as 'Bartokian'. Bartok himself thought of certain works being in definite keys, but he uses totalities so freely that they cannot be said with any certainty to be in this or that key! His writings for the medium extend over a period of forty-five years and offer an exciting study of the composer's development as a creative artist.

Prior to the composition of the First Quartet Bartok had worked extensively on Hungarian folk music, and traces of it can be found in this work. The quartet is more or less classical in style, although there are signs of the contrapuntal freedom which the composer later developed; the three movements are played without a break.

By the time that Bartok came to tackle his Second Quartet his harmonic idiom had become more acrid and his romanticism toned down considerably, while the influence of Magyar folk music was more and more apparent. A splendidly unified work, its three movements are complementary to each other.

SIDE ONE
String Quartet No.1 (1908)
1. Lento - Allegretto - Finale

SIDE TWO
String Quartet No.2 (1917)
1. Moderato
2. Allegro molto capriccioso
3. Lento

Fine Arts Quartet
Leonard Sorkin, violin
Abram Lost, violin
Irving Ilmer, viola
George Sopkin, cello

The sleeve shows slight wear, consistent with age.
Record graded visually to RRPG grade EXCELLENT.
We recommend the record is cleaned by a professional to maximise the sound quality.

Band/artist(s):
Fine Arts Quartet
Catalogue number:
SAGA5203
Condition:
Excellent
Genre:
Classical, opera & popera
Label:
SAGA
Sleeve condition:
Very good
Tracks:
4

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