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Recordings from the archives of the Concertzender.
The early 20th century string quartet.

Europe is on the eve of the Great War and the Russian Revolution. A lot is happening musically, such as the impressionism in Debussy’s works, the expressionism of the Second Viennese School centred around Schönberg, Berg and Webern and the premiere of Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps in 1913.  In this period, the string quartet continued to be the ultimate form for composers to showcase their musical talent.


1.     Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)   Strig Quartet in D minor, op. 56 “Voces Intimae”
The Utrecht String Quartet: Eeva Koskinen (violin), Katherine Routley (violin), Ásdís Valdimarsdóttir (viola), Sebastian Koloski (cello)     
Recorded in Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Kleine Zaal, on 26-01-2007  

2.     Frank Bridge  Three Idylls for String Quartet (1906):        (1879-1941)                 
The Matangi Quartet: Maria-Paula Majoor, Daniël Torrici Menacho (violin), Karsten Kleijer (viola), Arno van der Vuurst (cello)     
Recorded in De Beurs van Berlage, Amvestzaal, Amsterdam on 31-03-2007                            

3.     Anton Webern   Langsamer Satz (1905)    (1883-1945)
Callino String Quartet: Iona Petcu-Colan, Sarah Sexton (violin), Samantha Miller  (viola), Sarah McMahon (cello)
Recorded in the Noorderkerk, Amsterdam on 09-11-2002    

4.     Charles Ives   String Quartet no. 2 (1907-13) (1874-1954)
The DoelenKwartet: Frank de Groot, violin. Maartje Kraan, violin. Karin Dolman, viola.  Hans Woudenberg, cello. 
Recorded in the De Doelen, Jurriaanse Zaal, Rotterdam on 24-09-2017    

5.      Bela Bartok    String Quartet no. 1, opus 7            (1881-1945)                                                  The Bartók Quartet 
Recorded in Concertgebouw, Kleine Zaal, Amsterdam on 22-10-1992

6.     Leos Janácek   String Quartet no. 2 ‘Intimate Letters’, II Adagio (1854-1928)
The Matangi Quartet: Maria-Paula Majoor, Daniel Torrico Menacho (violin), Karsten Kleijer (viola), Arno van der Vuurst (cello)