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The Hungarian Album - Kodály, Dohnányi / Guarneri String Quartet


Release Date: 02/10/2009 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 715838   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ernö von DohnányiZoltán Kodály
Performer:  Peter WileyMichael TreeArnold SteinhardtJohn Dalley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

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"...few performing groups can bring as much sheer musicality and communicativeness to the music at hand. Even at this latter stage of their performing life, the Guarneri still bring a quality of artistry and musicianship that other quartets can only envy.

Consider...the Second String Quartet of Hungarian composer Zoltan Kodaly. It's an early work (written in 1918) that nimbly blends modern sonorities with traditional folk-dance melodies and rhythms. No doubt, only a handful in attendance had heard it before. The Guarneri immersed themselves in the music, crafting a
Read more performance that left a favorable impression of the music (rather than draw attention to themselves)."

- Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in D flat major, Op. 15 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Peter Wiley (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin),
John Dalley (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 10 by Zoltán Kodály
Performer:  Peter Wiley (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin),
John Dalley (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1918; Hungary 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 in A minor, Op. 33 by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Peter Wiley (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin),
John Dalley (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; USA 

Sound Samples

Andante - Allegro
Presto acciacato
Molto adagio
Allegro
Andante
Allegro giocoso
Allegro agitato e appassionato
Andante religioso con variazioni
Vivace giocoso

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