SBSQ GINASTERA SHOSTAKOVICH DVORAK String Quartets

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ALBERTO GINASTERA
No. 1 op. 20
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH
No. 8 op. 110
ANTONÍN DVORAK
No. 12 op. 96 »American«
Simón Bolívar String Quartet
Int. Release 01 Feb. 2013
1 CD / Download
0289 479 0429 8 CD DDD GH
The Simón Bolívar String Quartet’s Dynamic Debut Recording


Track List

Alberto Ginastera (1916 - 1983)
String Quartet No. 1, Op.20

String Quartet No. 1, Op.20

String Quartet No. 1, Op.20

String Quartet No. 1, Op.20

Antonín Dvorák (1841 - 1904)
String Quartet No.12 In F Major, Op.96 - "American" B.179

Dmitri Shostakovich (1906 - 1975)
String Quartet No.8 in C minor, Op.110

12.
0:00
4:56

13.
0:00
4:02

Simón Bolívar String Quartet

Total Playing Time 1:08:53

. . . a vibrant Latin American flavour to the three quartet pieces . . . Their impassioned take on Shostakovich String Quartet No 8 in C minor reflects the substantial Russian influence on Venezuelan classical music . . . the players have the closest bond with Argentinian composter Alberto Ginastera's String Quartet No 1.

. . . [an] impressive and warmly recorded debut CD . . . [Ginastera]: Not surprisingly, the players fully empathise with its vibrant Latin American rhythms, masterly contrasts in texture and arresting colours. The fast outer movements are played with passionate conviction and great physical intensity. The SBSQ are equally capable of producing wonderfully atmospheric playing . . . [Dvorák]: The first movement has tremendous energy and drive, and the pulsating syncopated rhythms that open the Finale are really exhilarating . . . [Shostakovich]: The SBSQ are at their most exciting in the frenzied activity of the second movement and the percussive writing of the ensuing Allegretto . . . the players invest the music with great depth of feeling . . .