Juan Crisóstomo De Arriaga: The Three String Quartets

January 1, 1995 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: January 1, 1995
  • Label: Claves Records
  • Copyright: (c) 1995 Claves Records
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  • ASIN: B0011TMLPQ
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Peter P. Fuchs on April 27, 2012
Format: Audio CD
Those of us who love great chamber music have had repeated high hopes for the Arriaga Quartets. There have been surprisingly numerous versions of these quartets, given that the composer wrote so little, and died so young. All of Arriaga's music speaks of greatness, but the performances have dwelt lamentably on a quirky classicized nervousness that seemed to ill serve the potential greatness of the works. And it did not help that one of the composers potentially great compositions is actually named the Overture to "Los Esclavos Felices" ....Yikes, bad karma! But almost improbably comes the very elegant Quatuor Sine Nomine, which made exquisitely poised recordings of the Schubert quartets, and they have given the definitive and revelatory recording of these quartets for the ages. Before this, thought the best I was going to hear of this music was the old Guilet Quartet lps of two of the quartets. Now the Sine Nomine players have seemingly transformed this music, with an insight that seems nothing short of all-encompassing. In these recodings these quartets sound nothing short of great quartets of Mozart. Incredible! It is always astonishing to me how a great performance can transform some works. That is, it only can transform works that already sounded as if they were filled with abundant inspiration. Thus, it means that they just needed some special light on the virtues. And much as I completely love the Sanchez Cotan on the cover, what is great about these quartets seems to have little to do with the divine grimness of Spanish Still Life. It is rather a more upbeat mode that is struck, and a sense of happiness despite the composer's odd title ("felices" ) in the same vein.
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These marvelously ebullient quartets display exquisite four part writing, striking melodic material and harmonic adventuresomeness that do indeed place them with the masterpieces of the decade. Essential works to set alongside Haydn, Mozart and the Beethoven Op 18, and fully as compelling as the Schubert's quartets -- perhaps even more so, in view of their generally greater contrapuntal complexity versus the contemporaneous early Schubert quartets.

The Sine Nomine are fully in the moment of these brilliant and subtle works, with matching recorded quality.
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