Saturday, January 05, 2019

the Amar-Hindemith recording of Bartok's 2nd string quartet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVDtsrhhVnU

this was the premiere recording of Bartok's Second string quartet.  I love all the string quartets but I'm particularly fond of Three and Four!  Those dive-bombing glissandi at the end of the Third are rocking out before Jimi Hendrix could play dive-bombing riffs on his guitar ... but this ... is the second string quartet. 

And as a Hindemith fan how could I not link to a Hindemith recording of a Bartok string quartet, Bartok being one of my other favorite 20th century composers?

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