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Debussy, Ravel, Dutilleux: String Quartets / Juilliard Quartet


Release Date: 12/14/1993 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 52554   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Claude DebussyMaurice RavelHenri Dutilleux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

With a well-tried coupling it’s good to have a few surprises in the supporting works. Performances, as might be expected, are at the highest level. From the Juilliard, sturdy and full-toned playing has the edge in spaciousness and overt emotion, and in a springy dance character for the Ravel Scherzo and finale... Henri Dutilleux’s music is more elusive, but as fascinating and sensuous as ever. Beautifully composed and colourfully scored – the range of imagination overlaps orchestral and electronic music – its fleeting perceptions enchant the ear and awaken appetites that the substance gratifies.

-- Robert Maycock, BBC Music Magazine
With a well-tried coupling it’s good to have a few surprises in the supporting works. Performances, as might be expected, are at the highest level. From the Juilliard, sturdy and full-toned playing has the edge in spaciousness and overt emotion, and in a springy dance character for the Ravel Scherzo and finale... Henri Dutilleux’s music is more elusive, but as fascinating and sensuous as ever. Beautifully composed and colourfully scored – the range of imagination overlaps orchestral and electronic music – its fleeting perceptions enchant the ear and awaken appetites that the substance gratifies.

-- Robert Maycock, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Quartet for Strings in G minor, Op. 10 by Claude Debussy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1893; France 
Date of Recording: 1989 
2. Quartet for Strings in F major by Maurice Ravel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 
3. Quartet for Strings "Ainsi la nuit" by Henri Dutilleux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975-1976; France 
Date of Recording: 1992 

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