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CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Pacifica Quartet)

Composer(s)Carter, Elliott
Artist(s) Pacifica Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.559363
Label / Series Naxos / American Classics
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

  Booklet / liner notes available

To celebrate his 100th birthday, Elliott Carter’s Complete String Quartets have been newly recorded by the Pacifica Quartet, Musical America’s Ensemble of the Year for 2009. Volume 1 (8.559362) was critically acclaimed: “a knockout” (Limelight), “Music with heart as well as a brain” (4 STARS, The Times ), “the best possible introduction to Carter’s music” (5 STARS, The Guardian ). This disc presents the three remaining string quartets by the composer hailed by Aaron Copland as “one of America’s most distinguished creative artists in any field”.

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CARTER, E.: String Quartets Nos. 2, 3 and 4 (Pacifica Quartet) 1:14:16   
  String Quartet No. 2              
      Introduction - 1:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      I. Allegro fantastico - 3:04    0.99   Add to cart  
      I. Cadenza for viola - 1:54    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Presto scherzando - 2:20    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Cadenza for cello - 2:10    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Andante espressivo - 5:10    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Cadenza for violin I - 1:55    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro - 5:22    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Conclusion 1:23    0.99   Add to cart  
  String Quartet No. 3              
      Duo II: Maestoso (giusto sempre) - / Duo I: Furioso (quasi rubato sempre) - 4:31    0.99   Add to cart  
      Duo I: Giocoso (bar 90) - Duo II: Scorrevole (bar 106) - 2:18    0.99   Add to cart  
      Duo I: Leggerissimo (bar 136) - Duo II: Giusto, meccanico (bar 151) - 2:49    0.99   Add to cart  
      Duo I: Giocoso (bar 197) - Duo II: Maestoso (bar 219) - 2:41    0.99   Add to cart  
      Duo II: Largo tranquillo (bar 254) - Duo I: Leggerissimo (bar 277) - 5:28    1.59   Add to cart  
      Duo II: Scorrevole (bar 366) - Duo I: Andante espressivo (bar 380) 4:05    0.99   Add to cart  
  String Quartet No. 4              
      Appassionato - 7:24    1.59   Add to cart  
      Scherzando (stesso tempo) - 6:31    1.59   Add to cart  
      Lento (stesso tempo) - 6:49    1.59   Add to cart  
      Presto 7:04    1.59   Add to cart  
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