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Arcadia Quartet: Weinberg – String Quartets vol.1 (24/96 FLAC)

Arcadia Quartet: Weinberg - String Quartets vol.1 (24/96 FLAC)

Arcadia Quartet: Weinberg – String Quartets vol.1 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Mieczysław Weinberg
Performer: Arcadia Quartet
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Chandos
Catalogue: CHAN20158
Release: 2021
Size: 1.13 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

String Quartet No. 2, Op. 3 / 145
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegretto
04. IV. Presto

String Quartet No. 5, Op. 27
05. I. Melodie. Andante sostenuto
06. II. Humoreske. Andantino
07. III. Scherzo. Allegro molto
08. IV. Improvisation. Lento
09. V. Serenade. Moderato con moto

String Quartet No. 8, Op. 66
10. Adagio
11. Allegretto
12. Doppio più lento

The seventeen string quartets of Weinberg span nearly half a century, from his student days in Warsaw to the end of his career in Moscow, and show his development as a composer more clearly than his work in any other genre. The Second Quartet, composed in 1939 – 40 whilst studying in Minsk, was dedicated to his mother and sister, who he would later learn had not survived the German invasion of Poland. Quartet No. 5, of 1945, was the first in which he added titles to each movement, and reflects the influence of Shostakovich over the young composer. The final quartet in this programme – No. 8 – was written in 1959 and dedicated to the Borodin Quartet. For many years the best-known of Weinberg’s quartets in the west, this single-movement work is divided into three sections with a coda. The Arcadia Quartet is a passionate advocate for these quartets, writing: ‘[Weinberg’s] music is like a glow of light surrounded by the darkness of the unknown, and it quickly became a goal of ours to attempt to dilute these shadows. With every recording and every live performance of his music, we intend to shine some light on this wide-ranging, profound phenomenon, which has remained overlooked for so long, and we hope that, with time, Mieczysław Weinberg will take his rightful place in the history of music.’

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