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Meyer: String Quartets 9, 11, 12 / Wieniawski String Quartet


Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572656  
Composer:  Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Krzysztof Meyer’s intensely dramatic and eloquent string quartets stand at the centre of his achievements as a composer. The extremes of mood which characterize the Ninth Quartet contrast with the Eleventh Quartet, whose form recalls the single movement quartets of Shostakovich. The Twelfth Quartet is a richly expressive and forceful summation of the composer’s contribution to this genre. The Wieniawski Quartet’s recording of Meyer’s Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 8 (8.570776) was welcomed as an ‘exciting issue of very stimulating music’. (MusicWeb International) Krzysztof Meyer’s intensely dramatic and eloquent string quartets stand at the centre of his achievements as a composer. The extremes of mood which characterize the Ninth Quartet contrast with the Eleventh Quartet, whose form recalls the single movement quartets of Shostakovich. The Twelfth Quartet is a richly expressive and forceful summation of the composer’s contribution to this genre. The Wieniawski Quartet’s recording of Meyer’s Quartets Nos. 5, 6 and 8 (8.570776) was welcomed as an ‘exciting issue of very stimulating music’. (MusicWeb International) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 9, Op. 74 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; Poland 
Date of Recording: 5/2010 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 11, Op. 95 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2001 
Date of Recording: 2/2010 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 12, Op. 103 by Krzysztof Meyer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wieniawski String Quartet
Period: 20th/21st Century 
Written: 2005 
Date of Recording: 2/2010 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 9, Op. 74: I. Agitato
String Quartet No. 9, Op. 74: II. Calmo
String Quartet No. 9, Op. 74: III. Con vigore
String Quartet No. 9, Op. 74: IV. Misterioso
String Quartet No. 9, Op. 74: V. Vivo
String Quartet No. 11, Op. 95
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: I. Lento
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: II. Con ira
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: III. Vivo
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: IV. Dolente
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: V. Furioso
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: VI. Largo
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: VII. Adagio
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: VIII. Prestissimo
String Quartet No. 12, Op. 103: IX. Appassionato

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