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Arriaga

String Quartet

String Quartet

Three cheers for this promising young Spanish ensemble, which has created a delightful collection of string quartets by Juan Crisóstomo de Arriaga (1806–1826), aka the Spanish Mozart, who penned a handful of scintillating works before his untimely death at age 19. The Casals, formed in 1997 at the Escuela Reina Sofía in Madrid, presents the only three Arriaga quartets (in D minor, A major, and E-flat major) published during the ill-fated composer's short life. The Casals captures all the delicacy and beauty of these brilliant works, which show the influence of Cherubini and Rossini but reveal tantalizing hints of the romantic sentiment that would not sweep European music until several years after Arriaga's death.  Strings Maazine, January 2004.

Harmonia Mundi

track liste
String Quartet n.1 in D minor

allegro

6´59

Adagio con espressione

5´42

Menuetto. Allegro

3´08

Adagio. Allegretto

7´13

String Quartet n.2 in A Major

allegro con brio

5´47

Andante con variazioni

6´49

Menuetto. Scherzo

2´51

Andante ma non troppo. Allegro

4´37

String Quartet n.3 in E Flat Major

Allegro

5´42

Andantino. Pastorale

5´58

Menuetto. Allegro

3´19

Presto agitato

6´06

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