Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel: String Quartets 2017-10-04T00:47:01+00:00

Project Description

Belcea Quartet
Debussy, Dutilleux, Ravel – String Quartets

Belcea Quartet Debussy Dutilleux Ravel

Debussy
String Quartet in G minor Op. 10 

1 – Animé et très décidé
2 – Assez vif et bien rythmé
3 – Andantino (Doucement expressif)
4 – Très modéré – très animé

Dutilleux
Ainsi la Nuit 

1 – (Libre et souple)
2 – I Nocturne
3 – Parenthèse 1
4 – II Miroir d’espace
5 – Parenthèse 2
6 – III Litanies
7 – Parenthèse
8 – IV Litanies 2
9 – Parenthèse 4
10 – V Constellations
11 – VI Nocturne 2
12 – VII Temps suspendu

Ravel
String Quartet in F 

1 – Allegro moderato: très doux
2 – Assez vif: très rythmé
3 – Très lent
4 – Vif et agité

“..This Debut CD confirms the impression I’d formed from broadcasts… of a highly talented, exceptionally well-integrated ensemble…”
Gramophone, April 2001

“There is nothing merely promising about these readings: the group’s intelligence is impossible to mistake, and their tone unreasonably ravishing. They disarm criticism…”
The Sunday Times, March 2001

“Their performances of the Debussy and Ravel quartets are outstanding, both for their impeccable technical accomplishment… and the understated musicality of everything they do.”
*****, The Guardian, February 2001