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Meyer: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, 3 And 4 / Wieniawski String Quartet


Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573165   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Standing at the heart of award-winning Polish composer Krzysztof Meyer’s output are his symphonies and string quartets. The first four quartets chart his development over an important decade, from the 1963 First Quartet, Op 8 to the strikingly powerful Fourth of 1974. Whether structured in a single span—as in the Second with its hints of Bartók—or more formally devised in three movements, Meyer’s work is at the forefront of contemporary European quartet writing, showing some allegiance to the quartets of his compatriots Penderecki and Lutoslawski. This is the fourth and final volume of the complete Quartets. Standing at the heart of award-winning Polish composer Krzysztof Meyer’s output are his symphonies and string quartets. The first four quartets chart his development over an important decade, from the 1963 First Quartet, Op 8 to the strikingly powerful Fourth of 1974. Whether structured in a single span—as in the Second with its hints of Bartók—or more formally devised in three movements, Meyer’s work is at the forefront of contemporary European quartet writing, showing some allegiance to the quartets of his compatriots Penderecki and Lutoslawski. This is the fourth and final volume of the complete Quartets. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 23 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1969; Poland 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 4, Op. 33 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; Poland 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 8a by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963/1986; Poland 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 27 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1971; Poland 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8: I. Tesi
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8: II. Antitesi
String Quartet No. 1, Op. 8: III. Sintesi
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 23
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 27: I. -
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 27: II. -
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 27: III. -
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 33: I. Preludio interrotto
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 33: II. Ostinato
String Quartet No. 4, Op. 33: III. Elegia e conclusione

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