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Arriaga: The String Quartets / Guarneri Quartet

Guarneri Quartet
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802074   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If Boccherini was mischievously dubbed “the wife of Haydn”, then Arriaga must have been his second cousin or so. These three quartets are lovely works. Particularly noteworthy is the Quartet in E-flat major (No. 3), with its charming “Pastorale” second movement, but they are all rewarding pieces. The Guarneri Quartet plays them beautifully. Because they are marginal pieces in the quartet repertoire, and because this disc appeared in the mid-1990s when the classical glut was in full “glutitude”, it was easy to overlook these performances. However, if you enjoy Haydn and his school, you won’t find a better release than this one—and it’s extremely well recorded too. It’s good to see it back.

-- David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read more /> Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 in D minor by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1824; Spain 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A major by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1824; Spain 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in E flat major by Juan Crisóstomo Arriaga
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1824; Spain 

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