The Resource Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets, composers, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti, (sound recording)

Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets, composers, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti, (sound recording)

Label
Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets
Title
Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets
Statement of responsibility
composers, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti
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Contributor
Summary
Formed in 1994 at the Royal College of Music in London, the Belcea Quartet already has an impressive discography, including the complete Beethoven 'String Quartets'. For this new recording, the ensemble has chosen three quartets by two iconic composers of the 20th century: Leos Janácek and György Ligeti. Fifteen years after their first recording for Zig-Zag, and after some changes in personnel, they have decided to record again the two string quartets by Janá?ek. The 'First Quartet' was inspired by Leon Tolstoy's famous novella, 'The Kreutzer Sonata': the four movement work follows the narrative, including its culminating murder. The 'Second Quartet' is subtitled 'Intimate Letters', in homage to Kamila Stösslova, with whom the composer had an important relationship expressed through letters, one that influenced both his life and his music. Finally, the 'First Quartet' by Ligeti, subtitled 'Métamorphoses Nocturnes' because of its particular form. The composer described the work as a sort of theme and variations, but not with a specific theme that is then subsequently varied: rather, it is a single musical thought appearing under constantly new guises - for this reason the word 'metamorphoses' is more appropriate than 'variations'
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StDuWE
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1854-1928
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Janáček, Leoš
Format of music
not applicable
Music parts
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PerformerNote
Belcea Quartet, string quartet
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1923-2006
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  • Ligeti, György
  • Belcea Quartet
Label
Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets, composers, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. I. Adagio con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. II. Con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. III. Con moto - Vivace - Andante - Tempo I / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. IV. Con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. II. Adagio - Vivace / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. III. Moderato - Andante - Adagio / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. IV. Allegro - Andante - Adagio / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Métamorphoses nocturnes' / Gyorgy Ligeti
Control code
MUS000597002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 CD (70 min., 35 sec.)
Other control number
3760014194542
Publisher number
ALPHA454
Specific material designation
sound disc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)MUS000597002
Label
Janácek ; Ligeti: Quartets, composers, Leos Janacek, Gyorgy Ligeti, (sound recording)
Publication
Contents
String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. I. Adagio con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. II. Con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. III. Con moto - Vivace - Andante - Tempo I / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Kreutzer sonata'. IV. Con moto / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. I. Andante - Con moto - Allegro / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. II. Adagio - Vivace / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. III. Moderato - Andante - Adagio / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 2, 'Intimate letters'. IV. Allegro - Andante - Adagio / Leos Janacek -- String quartet no. 1, 'Métamorphoses nocturnes' / Gyorgy Ligeti
Control code
MUS000597002
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Extent
1 CD (70 min., 35 sec.)
Other control number
3760014194542
Publisher number
ALPHA454
Specific material designation
sound disc
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)MUS000597002

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