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Janacek: Die Streichquartette / Acies Quartett

Release Date: 05/18/2018 
Label:  Gramola   Catalog #: 99002  
Composer:  Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Acies Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The string quartets by Leos Janacek can without any doubt be counted among the highlights of chamber music works of the period between the two World Wars. His first quartet from 1923 titled “Kreutzer Sonata” refers to the eponymous novella by Leo Tolstoy, a story about adultery and murder of jealousy, quickened by the power of music, and an expression of Tolstoy’s deeply Christian and anarchistic understanding of sociology. “Intimate letters”, Janaceks second string quartet composed in 1928, documents his discontent with his own conjugal life, depicting his long-term platonic affection for the likewise married Kamila Stösslova, with whom he exchanged more than 700 love letters. The Carinthian ensemble Acies Quartet presents yet another Read more album of furious brilliance paired with their unmatched emotional profundity. Read less

Works on This Recording

Quartet for Strings no 1 "Kreutzer Sonata" by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Acies Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1923; Brno, Czech Republic 
Quartet for Strings no 2 "Intimate letters" by Leos Janácek
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Acies Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928; Brno, Czech Republic 

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