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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22003
Recording details: November 1992
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1993
Total duration: 23 minutes 13 seconds

'Outstanding. Highly recommended' (The Audio Critic, USA, USA)

String Quartet No 4, Sz91
composer
1928

Allegro  [5'57]
Non troppo lento  [5'42]
Allegro molto  [5'56]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Fourth Quartet is an astounding compendium of Bartók’s art. In structure and texture, in its masterly transformation of organic material, and in much else besides, it stands with its three precursors as a work of genius: utterly new and equally different, the composer was nonetheless correct in emphasizing its traditional lines, which in the Third derived from older, primitive, structures.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1996

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