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Serge Rachmaninoff Serge Rachmaninoff

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in d minor Op. 9
When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest. Henry David Thoreau

Bartók, String Quartet No. 3

January 29th, 2006

Béla Bartók, 1881-1945

String Quartet No. 3, 1927

Belá BartókMost commentaries summarize the chamber music of Béla Bartók as follows: Bartók made the most significant contribution to the string quartet since Beethoven and his quartet cycle is the most important of the 20th century. These are powerful words. How has this conclusion been reached and what does it really mean? It is quite possible that a lover of Beethoven is, at least initially, confounded by the music of Bartók. How are the two composers related? It is worth exploring this generally universal summary in greater detail.

Like Beethoven, Bartók’s relationship to the string quartet was an intimate, life-long preoccupation. « more »

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