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I prefer the music on the second disk, but the entire work should be given a listen! Heard/saw this performed recently at the University of Iowa, which prompted me to make this... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Elizabeth Cummings
One of the great American musical groups at the top of their game. The six Bartok Quartets are easily some of the most adventurous pieces of music of the 20th Century, and the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by J. P. Boylan
Interesting music, good group, little more challenging than most music. The 1st quartet would make the perfect soundtrack for the silent movie Nosferatu-which also is/was about... Read morePublished 18 months ago by mike frain
I have only listened to the 4th quartet so far but it is some of the most amazing chamber music I have every heard.
The 25th anniversary of the Emerson Quartet's famous 1988 cycle of the six Bela Bartok quartets served as a good opportunity for me to re-visit the set in depth and compare it to... Read morePublished on January 3, 2013 by jt52
Bela Bartok: The 6 String Quartets - Emerson String Quartet is a 1988 Polydor recording starring the Emerson String Quartet. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Bjorn Viberg
I will be the first to admit that I did not appreciate Bartok's style of music for a long time. I happened upon this CD at resale book store for $3 and took a chance. Read morePublished on September 22, 2011 by Christopher Barrett
This set has been reissued as Bartók: 6 String Quartets for much less. Here is what I said about the budget-line reissue. Read morePublished on January 14, 2011 by Y.P.
I have listened to no less than eight different Bartok cycles from all of the top, and not so much, ensembles over the years. Read morePublished on December 19, 2010 by Pat