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HINDEMITH, P.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Amar Quartet) - Nos. 5, 6, 7


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HINDEMITH, P.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Amar Quartet) - Nos. 5, 6, 7

As an elite string player, whose Amar Quartet was one of Europe’s most exploratory chamber groups, Hindemith was perfectly placed to write his powerful sequence of string quartets. One of the greatest quartets of its time, the technically sophisticated No 5, Op 32 reveals Hindemith as a master of the medium. Twenty years were to pass before No 6 in E flat, written in America, which reveals similar qualities of control, whilst No 7 in E flat was written for himself to play in a domestic setting with female students from Yale University and his wife, an amateur cellist. It concludes one of the twentieth century’s greatest cycles of quartets.

Hindemith, Paul

  String Quartet No. 5, Op. 32
1.   I. Lebhafte Halbe 00:06:21
2.   II. Sehr langsam, aber immer fliessend 00:10:43
3.   III. Kleiner Marsch 00:01:59
4.   IV. Passacaglia 00:11:14
  String Quartet No. 6 in E-Flat Major
5.   I. Sehr ruhig und ausdrucksvoll 00:05:31
6.   II. Lebhaft und sehr energisch 00:04:15
7.   III. Ruhig. Variationen 00:08:20
8.   IV. Breit und energisch 00:06:28
  String Quartet No. 7 in E-Flat Major
9.   I. Fast 00:02:55
10.   II. Quiet. Scherzando 00:02:34
11.   III. Slow 00:06:02
12.   IV. Canon: Moderately fast - Gay 00:04:51

Total Playing Time: 01:11:13

Hindemith, Paul

Amar Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572164

Barcode: 747313216475

Physical Release: 11/2012

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