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GINASTERA, A.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Shelton, Enso Quartet)


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GINASTERA, A.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Shelton, Enso Quartet)

Naxos’s recording of Ginastera’s Complete Music for Cello and Piano (8.570569) was hailed for ‘the music’s percussive rhythms as well as its reflective and mysterious melodic invention’ by The Strad. Similarly, each of his highly individual and engaging string quartets abound in kinetic energy, glowingly evocative writing and the ever-present rhythms and sounds of his native Argentinean music. In his expressive Third String Quartet a solo soprano, fully integrated into the quartet texture, sings texts by Alberti, Jiménez and Lorca to create an intensely coloured spectrum of words and music.

Ginastera, Alberto

  String Quartet No. 1, Op. 20
1.   I. Allegro violento ed agitato 00:04:32
2.   II. Vivacissimo 00:03:44
3.   III. Calmo e poetico 00:08:06
4.   IV. Allegramente rustico 00:03:54
  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 26
5.   I. Allegro rustico 00:06:11
6.   II. Adagio angoscioso 00:05:58
7.   III. Presto magico 00:03:59
8.   IV. Libero e rapsodico 00:05:56
9.   V. Furioso 00:04:19

Ginastera, Alberto
García Lorca, Federico / Jiménez, Juan Ramón / Alberti, Rafael, lyricist(s)

  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 40
10.   I. Contemplativo 00:07:51
11.   II. Fantastico 00:04:45
12.   III. Amoroso 00:06:29
13.   IV. Drammatico 00:02:31
14.   V. Di nuovo Contemplativo 00:04:26

Total Playing Time: 01:12:41

Ginastera, Alberto

Alberti, Rafael; García Lorca, Federico; Jiménez, Juan Ramón

Enso String Quartet

Shelton, Lucy

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570780

Barcode: 747313078073

Physical Release: 06/2009

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