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Prokofiev: String Quartets 1 & 2, Etc / Aurora Quartet


Release Date: 05/09/1995 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8553136   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Krzysztof PendereckiSergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Don EhrlichMargaret TaitSharon GrebanierMariko Smiley,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Aurora Quartet play the First Quartet far more persuasively than any earlier version. The Second incorporates folk ideas from Kabarda in the Caucasus, to highly characteristic ends...the recording is absolutely first class." - PENGUIN GUIDE "The Aurora Quartet play the First Quartet far more persuasively than any earlier version. The Second incorporates folk ideas from Kabarda in the Caucasus, to highly characteristic ends...the recording is absolutely first class." - PENGUIN GUIDE Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Krzysztof Penderecki
Performer:  Don Ehrlich (Viola), Margaret Tait (Cello), Sharon Grebanier (Violin),
Mariko Smiley (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 19 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in F major, Op. 92 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Don Ehrlich (Viola), Mariko Smiley (Violin), Sharon Grebanier (Violin),
Margaret Tait (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Aurora String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
Date of Recording: 02/1994 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 20 Minutes 44 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 119 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Janet Guggenheim (Piano), Michael Grebanier (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/1993 
Venue:  Fisher Hall, Santa Rosa, California 
Length: 23 Minutes 42 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50: I. Allegro
String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50: II. Andante molto
String Quartet No. 1 in B minor, Op. 50: III. Andante
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92: I. Allegro sostenuto
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92: II. Adagio
String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 92: III. Allegro
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: I. Andante grave
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: II. Moderato
Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119: III. Allegro ma non troppo

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