Bartok The Six String Quartets 180g 3LP Box Set
Bartok The Six String Quartets 180g 3LP Box Set
Genre: Classical
Composer: Bartok
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Bartok The Six String Quartets 180g 3LP Box Set

Juilliard String Quartet

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UPC:
4260019715210
High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl Triple LP Box Set!
AAA Recording!
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!


Throughout the ages, the string quartet with its usual forces has always been regarded as the crowning discipline among all forms of composition. Poetically described by Carl Maria von Weber as the "nude of musical art" and by Goethe as a "cultured conversation among equals", the genre reflects the creative art of important composers from the Viennese Classicism right up to modern times.

Bartók's six String Quartets, written over the span of roughly 30 years, demonstrate his development as a composer in the purest form. "In the Quartets," stated Bartók, "I condense to the extreme." In the very first quartet, which is orientated on traditional formal structures, Bartók travels down his own path by lending different weight to the various formal sections, rejecting repeats, and joining the movements together by means of bridging passages.

The second quartet is exemplary for its intentional distance from the Romantic in favor of a composition based on simple folksongs, in which Bartók attempts to grasp the folk sound in his compositional structures, whereby he never quite disregards the tonal rules but certainly begins to free himself from them.

The new richness in the third quartet with regard to counterpoint, melody and harmony as well as tone, is described by the sociologist and composer Theodor W. Adorno – with allusion to the musical creativity of the Hungarian peasants – as a "tent camp of improvisation", which ventures here and there towards the avant-garde. As a contrast, the fourth quartet is almost relaxed in tone, the form and compositional technique is simple and uncomplicated in expression (Ludwig Finscher). For the first time, Bartók employs his idea of an 'arch' structure in which Hungarian folklore and the classical-romantic chamber-music forms are amalgamated. Like the fourth, the fifth quartet is also written in arch form, but in contrast to the fourth it is more cheerful and transparent. The sixth and final quartet was the last piece that Bartók wrote in Hungary before emigrating to the United States of America. All four movements have a mesto introduction, which induce a melancholy mood and seem to reflect the composer’s personal circumstances.

The Juilliard Quartet was the very first American ensemble to record the six quartets in roughly 1950, and they took up the challenge to record the works once again in the mid-1960s, in order to give each of the unique works a conclusive performance. With firm bowing, and a dry and direct tone, the musicians dissect the substantial power of these works to reflect all the different aspects of the manuscripts.

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• 3LP Box Set
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue
• Audiophile Mastering
• Cut By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes

Musicians:
The Juilliard String Quartet

Selections:
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
String Quartet Nos. 1 - 6
String Quartet No. 1
Side A:

1. I – Lento
2. II – Allegretto
3. III – Introduzione: Allegro; Allegro Vivace
Side B:
String Quartet No. 2

1. I – Moderato
2. II – Allegro Molto Capriccioso
3. III – Lento

Side C:
String Quartet No. 3

1. Prima Parte: Moderato
2. Seconda Parte: Allegro
3. Recapitulazione Della Prima Parte: Moderato
4. Coda: Allegro Molto
Side D:
String Quartet No. 4

1. I – Allegro
2. II – Prestissimo, Con Sordino
3. III – Non Troppo Lento
4. IV – Allegretto Pizzicato
5. V – Allegro Molto

Side E:
String Quartet No. 5

1. I – Allegro
2. II – Adagio Molto
3. III – Scherzo: Alla Bulgarese
4. IV – Andante
5. V – Finale: Allegro Vivace
Side F:
String Quartet No. 6

1. I – Mesto; Vivace
2. II – Mesto; Marcia
3. III – Mesto: Burletta: Moderato
4. IV – Mesto


Recorded between May and September 1963 at Columbia Recording Studios, New York.
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High Quality Pure Analogue 180g Virgin Vinyl Triple LP Box Set!
AAA Recording!
Audiophile Mastering By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes!


Throughout the ages, the string quartet with its usual forces has always been regarded as the crowning discipline among all forms of composition. Poetically described by Carl Maria von Weber as the "nude of musical art" and by Goethe as a "cultured conversation among equals", the genre reflects the creative art of important composers from the Viennese Classicism right up to modern times.

Bartók's six String Quartets, written over the span of roughly 30 years, demonstrate his development as a composer in the purest form. "In the Quartets," stated Bartók, "I condense to the extreme." In the very first quartet, which is orientated on traditional formal structures, Bartók travels down his own path by lending different weight to the various formal sections, rejecting repeats, and joining the movements together by means of bridging passages.

The second quartet is exemplary for its intentional distance from the Romantic in favor of a composition based on simple folksongs, in which Bartók attempts to grasp the folk sound in his compositional structures, whereby he never quite disregards the tonal rules but certainly begins to free himself from them.

The new richness in the third quartet with regard to counterpoint, melody and harmony as well as tone, is described by the sociologist and composer Theodor W. Adorno – with allusion to the musical creativity of the Hungarian peasants – as a "tent camp of improvisation", which ventures here and there towards the avant-garde. As a contrast, the fourth quartet is almost relaxed in tone, the form and compositional technique is simple and uncomplicated in expression (Ludwig Finscher). For the first time, Bartók employs his idea of an 'arch' structure in which Hungarian folklore and the classical-romantic chamber-music forms are amalgamated. Like the fourth, the fifth quartet is also written in arch form, but in contrast to the fourth it is more cheerful and transparent. The sixth and final quartet was the last piece that Bartók wrote in Hungary before emigrating to the United States of America. All four movements have a mesto introduction, which induce a melancholy mood and seem to reflect the composer’s personal circumstances.

The Juilliard Quartet was the very first American ensemble to record the six quartets in roughly 1950, and they took up the challenge to record the works once again in the mid-1960s, in order to give each of the unique works a conclusive performance. With firm bowing, and a dry and direct tone, the musicians dissect the substantial power of these works to reflect all the different aspects of the manuscripts.

Features:
• 180g Virgin Vinyl
• 3LP Box Set
• High Quality Pressing
• Pure Analogue
• Audiophile Mastering
• Cut By Kevin Gray From Original Master Tapes

Musicians:
The Juilliard String Quartet

Selections:
Bela Bartok (1881-1945)
String Quartet Nos. 1 - 6
String Quartet No. 1
Side A:

1. I – Lento
2. II – Allegretto
3. III – Introduzione: Allegro; Allegro Vivace
Side B:
String Quartet No. 2

1. I – Moderato
2. II – Allegro Molto Capriccioso
3. III – Lento

Side C:
String Quartet No. 3

1. Prima Parte: Moderato
2. Seconda Parte: Allegro
3. Recapitulazione Della Prima Parte: Moderato
4. Coda: Allegro Molto
Side D:
String Quartet No. 4

1. I – Allegro
2. II – Prestissimo, Con Sordino
3. III – Non Troppo Lento
4. IV – Allegretto Pizzicato
5. V – Allegro Molto

Side E:
String Quartet No. 5

1. I – Allegro
2. II – Adagio Molto
3. III – Scherzo: Alla Bulgarese
4. IV – Andante
5. V – Finale: Allegro Vivace
Side F:
String Quartet No. 6

1. I – Mesto; Vivace
2. II – Mesto; Marcia
3. III – Mesto: Burletta: Moderato
4. IV – Mesto


Recorded between May and September 1963 at Columbia Recording Studios, New York.
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
1.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Juilliard String Quartet
Title
The Six String Quartets
Composer
Bartok
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
11-01-2016
Availability
In Stock
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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