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HINDEMITH, P.: String Quartets (Complete) (Amar Quartet)


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HINDEMITH, P.: String Quartets (Complete) (Amar Quartet)

From the bracing dynamism of the earlier quartets to the technical sophistication of the later works, Paul Hindemith’s seven String Quartets include some of his supreme chamber music masterpieces and form one of the 20th century’s greatest quartet cycles. The award-winning Amar Quartet is named after Hindemith’s own eminent ensemble of the 1920s, and their acclaimed performances explore and express every aspect of the composer’s passion and intellectual rigour in this genre. considers these recordings ‘outstanding… an endless source of pleasure… there is little doubt that this will become the reference edition in this music.’

Disc 1

Hindemith, Paul

  String Quartet No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 10
1.   I. Sehr lebhaft, straff im Rhythmus 00:06:15
2.   II. Thema mit Variationen: Gemächlich 00:10:32
3.   III. Finale: Sehr lebhaft 00:16:26
  String Quartet No. 3 in C Major, Op. 16
4.   I. Lebhaft und sehr energisch 00:10:28
5.   II. Sehr langsam - Äußerst ruhige Viertel 00:13:09
6.   III. Finale: Äußerst lebhaft 00:07:49

Disc 2

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: Vivace, sempre crescendo 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

Disc 3

Hindemith, Paul

  String Quartet No. 1 in C Major, Op. 2
1.   I. Sehr lebhaft 00:15:13
2.   II. Adagio 00:12:37
3.   III. Scherzo 00:06:52
4.   IV. Ziemlich lebhaft 00:06:43
  String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22
5.   I. Fugato: Sehr langsame Viertel 00:06:37
6.   II. Schnelle Achtel: Sehr energisch 00:05:09
7.   III. Ruhige Viertel: Stets fließend 00:07:16
8.   IV. Mäßig schnelle Viertel 00:02:12
9.   V. Rondo: Gemächlich und mit Grazie 00:04:44

Total Playing Time: 03:23:15

Hindemith, Paul

Amar Quartet

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.503290

Barcode: 747313329038

Physical Release: 02/2017

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