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Andres Isasi: String Quartets, Nos. 3 and 4 / Isasi Quartet

Isasi Quartet
Release Date: 11/19/2013 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572464   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The second of three volumes devoted to Andrés Isasi’s complete string quartets is again performed by the composer’s foremost champions, the Isasi Quartet, who premièred all the works on this recording. String Quartet No 4 in D major reveals his vibrant and imaginative use of textures and his affiliations with the music of Dvorák. Though unfinished, the 1921 String Quartet No 3 in E minor fuses melodic richness and serenity. Each of the three smaller pieces shows contrast and warmth, not least the beautifully eloquent Prelude in A major. The second of three volumes devoted to Andrés Isasi’s complete string quartets is again performed by the composer’s foremost champions, the Isasi Quartet, who premièred all the works on this recording. String Quartet No 4 in D major reveals his vibrant and imaginative use of textures and his affiliations with the music of Dvorák. Though unfinished, the 1921 String Quartet No 3 in E minor fuses melodic richness and serenity. Each of the three smaller pieces shows contrast and warmth, not least the beautifully eloquent Prelude in A major. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 4 in D major, Op. 31 by Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in E minor, Op. 30 "Unfinished" by Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
3.
Aria in D major: Andante by Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
4.
Scherzetto in F minor by Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
5.
Preludio in A major Op. 51, no 1 "Jinete de Abril" by Andres Isasi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Isasi Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 31: I. Allegro grazioso
String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 31: II. Romanze
String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 31: III. Scherzo
String Quartet No. 4 in D Major, Op. 31: IV. Rondo
String Quartet No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 30: I. -
String Quartet No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 30: II. Scherzo
String Quartet No. 3 in E Minor, Op. 30: III. Adagio molto espressivo
Aria in D Major
Scherzetto in F Minor
Preludio in A Major, Op. 51, No. 1, "Jinete de Abril"

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