Béla Bartók's String Quartets (6) are not only touchstones of modern composition - along with Shostakovich's 15, the greatest string quartets written since Beethoven's late masterpieces, and essential listening - but they are also the acid test for any virtuoso quartet to prove its technical skills, expressive powers, and physical stamina. Since the Rubin Quartet's 2004 set faces fierce competition from many excellent recordings, notably those by the Takács, Emerson, and Juilliard Quartets, one needs an aesthetic yardstick to make a fair assessment.
Béla Bartók, Rubin Quartet - String Quartets Complete (2xCD, Album). KuK 120. Rubin Quartet. K&K Verlagsanstalt.
The six string quartets of Béla Bartók mark a high point in the genre, and even though their myriad technical demands, rhythmic complexity, and bracing dissonances are no longer obstacles to frequent performance, they still present a major challenge for any string quartet. The Heath Quartet has been performing since 2002, and it has considerable experience with repertoire ranging from Beethoven to contemporary music, though this 2017 set on Harmonia Mundi shows that even after 15 years of music-making, these musicians can still be in awe of Bartók's achievement.
Get the Tempo of the tracks from String Quartets (Complete) (2005) by Béla Bartók. This album has an average beat per minute of 119 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 101/137 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist String Quartets (Complete). 1. String Quartet no. 1 in A minor, op. 7, Sz. 40: I. Lento - attacca.
Bartok's String Quartets are often mentioned as the greatest contributions to the string quartet genre since Beethoven's Late Quartets. They make for a deep, intense listening experience, and like Beethoven's late quartets, it is difficult to fully grasp the enormity of the music in one or two takes
Album · 2008 · 23 Songs. String Quartet N., S. 0: II. Poco a poco accelerando al Allegretto. 3. 0: III. Allegro Vivace. 4. 3, S. 5: I. Prima parte: Moderato. 5. 5: II. Seconda parte: Allegro.
The String Quartet No. 4 by Béla Bartók was written from July to September 1928 in Budapest. It is one of six string quartets by Bartok. The work is in five movements: Allegro. Prestissimo, con sordino. Allegretto pizzicato. This work, like the String Quartet No. 5, and several other pieces by Bartók, exhibits an "arch" structure - the first movement is thematically related to the last, and the second to the fourth with the third movement standing alone
91 String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114 Heath Quartet. Bartok, Heath Quartet. Label : Harmonia Mundi Format : Flac track Cover : Yes. Tracklist : Bela Bartok String Quartet No. 1, Sz. 40 String Quartet No. 3, Sz. 85 String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102 String Quartet No. 2, Sz. 67 String Quartet No. 4, Sz. 91 String Quartet No. 114. Heath Quartet.
|String Quartet No. 1 Op. 7|
|1-3||Introduzione (Allegro) - Allegro Vivace||10:04|
|String Quartet No. 2 Op. 17|
|String Quartet No. 4|
|1-8||Prestissimo Con Sordino||3:00|
|1-9||Non Troppo Lento||5:15|
|String Quartet No. 3|
|2-1||Prima Parte: Moderato||4:47|
|2-2||Seconda Parte: Allegro||5:28|
|2-3||Ricapitulazione Della Prima Parte: Moderato-Allegro Molto||4:51|
|String Quartet No. 5|
|2-6||Scherzo, Alla Bulgarese||5:10|
|2-8||Finale, Allegro Vivace 7||0:29|
|String Quartet No. 6|