Villa-Lobos: Complete String Quartets / Danubius Quartet

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This set consists of previously released recordings. - ArkivMusicHeitor Villa-Lobos once confessed that he loved to write string quartets, stating ‘one could say that it...

This set consists of previously released recordings. - ArkivMusic

Heitor Villa-Lobos once confessed that he loved to write string quartets, stating ‘one could say that it is a mania.’ His 17 quartets form a substantial part of his chamber music output, covering a long career that embraced national pride and musical experimentation leading to the rarefied atmosphere of the final masterpieces. Often drawing on the musical folklore of Brazil, these quartets are an outpouring of spontaneous and daring invention. Ranging from austere polyphony to compelling expressiveness and virtuosity, they represent one of the most distinctive bodies of chamber works in 20th-century music.

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Villa-Lobos once confessed that he loved to write string quartets, stating ‘one could say that it is a mania.’ His 17 quartets form a substantial part of his chamber music output, covering a long career that embraced national pride and musical experimentation leading to the rarefied atmosphere of the final masterpieces. Often drawing on the musical folklore of Brazil, these quartets are an outpouring of spontaneous and daring invention. Ranging from austere polyphony to compelling expressiveness and virtuosity, they represent one of the most distinctive bodies of chamber works in 20th-century music. 6 CDs. Danubius Quartet. Original 1992–1994 Marco Polo releases.

-- Records International

Established in 1983, the Danubius Quartet was a Hungarian group – this set was recorded in Budapest – so while they may lack the Latinamericanlo’s Brazilian ‘accent’, they nevertheless hail from Europe’s great centre of string playing. Their brightly projected sound is ideal for Villa-Lobos’s life-affirming music.

-- Limelight



Product Description:


  • Release Date: September 09, 2022


  • UPC: 636943600610


  • Catalog Number: 8206006


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 6


  • Period: 20th Century


  • Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos


  • Conductor: String Quartets Nos. 1 -17


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Danubius Quartet


  • Performer: Danubius Quartet



Works:


  1. String Quartets Nos. 1 -17

    Composer: Heitor Villa-Lobos

    Ensemble: Danubius Quartet