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Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets / Lasalle Quartet


Release Date: 10/21/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 469591  
Composer:  Claude DebussyMaurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  LaSalle String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The Lasalle Quartet's legendary prowess in modern chamber works has been lionized the world over with a flood of discs that remain amongst the most significant in the catalogues. These are famous early 70s recordings and they receive definitive performances. Debussy's quartet shines through in an impressionistic image that is chiefly mirrored in the final movement bubbling with passion and virtuosity. In the Ravel, the Lasalle Quartet are more subtle, more technically minded, as this is a work that contains many pitfalls but which is ultimately one of the finest quartets of the 20th century. Short but informative notes and a cleanly remastered recording cannot but seal a definitive recommendation."

-- Gerald
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  LaSalle String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
2.
Quartet for Strings in F major by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  LaSalle String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; France 

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