20th Century String Quartets
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Béla Bartók

Béla Bartók (1881-1945)

Nationality: Hungarian
Born: March 25, 1881, Nagyszentmiklós, Hungary Died: September 26, 1945, New York City, NY (age 64)

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, BB 52 Sz. 40

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
9:13 I. Lento
9:11 II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
11:18 III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace
Duration: 30 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1908-1909 (age 26-28)
Premiere: March 19, 1910. Budapest: Waldbauer-Kerpely Quartet
Published: 1911, Budapest: Rozsavölgyi es Tarsa (age 29-30)
8 recordings, 21 videos
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9:02
Takács Quartet
I. Lento
8:23
Takács Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
1:39
Takács Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace (part 1 of 2)
10:22
Takács Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace (part 2 of 2)
9:27
Guarneri Quartet
I. Lento
8:39
Guarneri Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
12:12
Guarneri Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace
9:06
Belcea Quartet
I. Lento
11:07
Belcea Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
10:45
Belcea Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace
9:54
Novák Quartet
I. Lento
9:09
Novák Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
12:27
Novák Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace
9:10
Keller Quartet
I. Lento
8:45
Keller Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
11:18
Keller Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace
29:46
Juilliard String Quartet
31:06
Hungarian String Quartet (complete)
9:22
Alban Berg Quartet
I. Lento
10:30
Alban Berg Quartet
II. Allegretto [Poco a poco accelerando all'allegretto]
10:12
Alban Berg Quartet
III. Introduzione. Allegro - Allegro vivace

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