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Gorecki: Complete String Quartets / Quatuor Molinari


Release Date: 03/20/2020 
Label:  Atma Classique   Catalog #: 2802  
Composer:  Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Molinari Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Known worldwide for his Symphony No. 3, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, Polish composer Henryk Górecki enjoys an exceptionally high profile as a composer of contemporary music. Now the Molinari Quartet has chosen to explore Górecki’s chamber works with this new recording of his complete string quartets. Each quartet bears a descriptive title. The first, ‘Juz sie zmierzcha [Already dusk is falling]’, is named after the opening line of a motet by a Polish Renaissance composer. The second, ‘Quasi una fantasia’, invokes Beethoven, acknowledged by Górecki himself as his muse for his first two string quartets. The title of the third quartet, ... songs are sung, comes from a line by the Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov. Known worldwide for his Symphony No. 3, ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Songs’, Polish composer Henryk Górecki enjoys an exceptionally high profile as a composer of contemporary music. Now the Molinari Quartet has chosen to explore Górecki’s chamber works with this new recording of his complete string quartets. Each quartet bears a descriptive title. The first, ‘Juz sie zmierzcha [Already dusk is falling]’, is named after the opening line of a motet by a Polish Renaissance composer. The second, ‘Quasi una fantasia’, invokes Beethoven, acknowledged by Górecki himself as his muse for his first two string quartets. The title of the third quartet, ... songs are sung, comes from a line by the Russian poet Velimir Khlebnikov. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1, Op. 62 "Already it is dusk" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Molinari Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; Poland 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 64 "Quasi una fantasia" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Molinari Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1991; Poland 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 67 "Songs are sung" by Henryk Mikolaj Górecki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Molinari Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; Poland 

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