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Roberto Gerhard: Complete String Quartets; Chaconne

Gerhard / Arditti Quartet
Release Date: 02/12/2013 
Label:  Aeon   Catalog #: 1225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Ashot Sarkissjan
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 54 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Born in Catalonia and Arnold Schönberg's sole Spanish student, Roberto Gerhard is, after Manuel de Falla, the boldest and most brilliant representative of the music of his country. Forced into the exile by the Spanish civil war, he became a British citizen and spend his last years in Cambridge. Although they never met, the connection with the Arditti Quartet seems to have been preordained, as illustrated by this superb recording of what can be considered the composer's masterworks. Born in Catalonia and Arnold Schönberg's sole Spanish student, Roberto Gerhard is, after Manuel de Falla, the boldest and most brilliant representative of the music of his country. Forced into the exile by the Spanish civil war, he became a British citizen and spend his last years in Cambridge. Although they never met, the connection with the Arditti Quartet seems to have been preordained, as illustrated by this superb recording of what can be considered the composer's masterworks. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. String Quartet No. 2 by Roberto Gerhard
Period: Modern 
Written: 1961 
Venue:  Sala 4, Alicia de Laroccha, l'Auditori d 
Length: 12 Minutes 12 Secs. 
2. Chaconne for Violin solo by Roberto Gerhard
Performer:  Ashot Sarkissjan (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; Spain 
Venue:  Sala 4, Alicia de Laroccha, l'Auditori d 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
3. Quartet for Strings no 1 by Roberto Gerhard
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-1955; England 
Venue:  Sala 4, Alicia de Laroccha, l'Auditori d 
Length: 21 Minutes 26 Secs. 

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