Gorecki - String Quartets 1 & 2, Genesis I: Elementi | Naxos 8573919

Gorecki - String Quartets 1 & 2, Genesis I: Elementi

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8573919

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 9th November 2018

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About

With the belated success of his Third Symphony 'Symphony of Sorrowful Songs' (Naxos 8550822), Górecki emerged in the 1990s as a composer of world stature. Between 1988 and 1995 he wrote three string quartets for the Kronos Quartet that are among his most important mature works. String Quartet No.1 reveals chorale-like themes, so much a feature of his later writing, as well as hectic, dance-like motion, while the Second Quartet's wider range of expression explicitly evokes Beethoven. Genesis I: Elementi offers a powerful contrast – a string trio from 1962 of uncompromising immediacy.

Reviews

There are other outstanding recordings of these works ... but the Tippetts not only provide renditions of equal stature, missing no nuance of either extreme calm or intransigent violence ... This is a recording deserving of the very highest recommendation.  Ivan Moody
Gramophone January 2019

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