Tippett Quartet Górecki: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1

Górecki: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 1

Tippett Quartet

Includes: 1 Digital booklet

Released on November 9, 2018 by Naxos

Main artist: Tippett Quartet

Genre: Classical

Distinctions: Gramophone Editor's Choice (January 2019)

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Album : 1 disk - 6 tracks Total length : 01:00:39

    String Quartet No. 1, Op. 62, "Już się zmierzcha" (Already it is Dusk) (Henryk Mikołaj Górecki)
  1. 1 String Quartet No. 1, Op. 62 "Juz sie zmierzcha"

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist - Michael Ponder, Producer Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

  2. Genesis
  3. 2 Elementi, Op. 19 No. 1

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist - Michael Ponder, Producer Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

  4. String Quartet No. 2, Op. 64 "Quasi una fantasia"
  5. 3 I. Largo sostenuto

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist - Michael Ponder, Producer Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

  6. 4 II. Deciso - Energico

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

  7. 5 III. Arioso. Adagio cantabile

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

  8. 6 IV. Allegro

    Henryk Mikołaj Górecki, Composer - Tippett Quartet, Ensemble, MainArtist Copyright : (C) 2018 Naxos (P) 2018 Naxos

About

Górecki wrote his Third Symphony in 1976, but it only came onto the market in 1992. It made its entrance with so much fanfare that it has overshadowed all of his other work. And this other work, by and large, belongs in a rather different category, one of much more avant-garde and revolutionary material: a category of music that many fans of the Symphony would not be so quick to dive into.

The First Quartet, written in 1988, and the Second from 1991 both belong to the same modernist movement. However, the composer, who had matured over the years, also clearly softened his style. We only need to compare these quartets with Elementi Op. 19 No. 1 from 1966, which also appears on this album, to see how far he came: it is a piece of the purest contemporary avant-gardism. It is very possible that the minimalists, the "tintinnabulists" and even Shostakovitch – or indeed Bartók! – all left a mark on his writing from his later peiods. The Tippett Quartet are every bit as comfortable with this material as they are with Beethoven and perform the work with considerable skill. © SM/Qobuz

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