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. 2, Op. 17, Sz. 67

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
10:13 I. Moderato
7:45 II. Allegro molto capriccioso
8:50 III. Lento
Duration: 26 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1914-1917, In Rákoskeresztúr, Hungary (age 32-36)
Premiere: March 3, 1918. Budapest, Waldbauer-Kerpely Quartet
Published: 1920, Vienna: Universal Edition (age 38-39)
Dedication: To the Waldbauer-Kerpely Quartet (Quatuor Hongrois Waldbauer)
7 recordings, 19 videos
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10:22
Takács Quartet
I. Moderato
7:54
Takács Quartet
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
8:34
Takács Quartet
III. Lento
10:06
Belcea Quartet
I. Moderato
7:47
Belcea Quartet
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
8:33
Belcea Quartet
III. Lento
10:35
Novák Quartet
I. Moderato
7:56
Novák Quartet
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
8:47
Novák Quartet
III. Lento
27:20
Hungarian String Quartet (complete)
10:09
Emerson (score)
I. Moderato
7:14
Emerson (score)
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
9:27
Emerson (score)
III. Lento
9:40
Alban Berg Quartet
I. Moderato
7:39
Alban Berg Quartet
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
7:42
Alban Berg Quartet
III. Lento
9:22
Accord Quartet
I. Moderato
7:21
Accord Quartet
II. Allegro molto capriccioso
8:52
Accord Quartet
III. Lento

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