Preface and critical notes (English and German).
In three movements. With a preface in German, Hungarian, English and French. The music moves from tranquility to sorrow. Reprinted from the 1920 Universal Edition.
Commissioned by the Zuerich Canton. Premiered by the quartet Diotima in November 1997, in Zuerich. Duration: ca. 20 minutes.
The six string quartets of Bartok are performed by the Chiara String Quartet. On two CDs.
Contents: String Quartet No. 12 / Dvorak -- String Quartet No. 2 / Bartok -- String Quartet No. 3 / Dohnanyi. Performed by the Quatuor Modigliani.
Contents: String Quartet No. 1 / Ligeti -- String Quartet No. 1 / Kurtag -- String Quartet No. 4 / Bartok. Performed by the Armida Quartet.
Bartok: String Quartet No. 4. Ligeti: String Quartet No. 1 (Metamorphoses nocturnes). Kurtag: 12 Mikroludien. Performed by the Cuarteto Casals.
The six string quartets of Bartok stand as monuments in the genre. This book analyzes each work and discusses the group as a whole. With a presentation, bibliography and index. Music examples. Plates.
Revised and with preface by Peter Bartok. Comparison of the manuscripts with the printed edition has been done by Nelson Dellamaggiore. Suggestions from violinist Robert Mann.
The Jerusalem Quartet performs three of Bartok's six string quartets.
Live performances by the Juilliard String Quartet also include works by Dvorak and Bartok.
Contents: String Quartet / Debussy -- String Quartet / Ravel -- String Quartet No. 4 / Bartok. Performed by the Parkanyi Quartet.
The complete six quartets of Bartok, performed by the Vermeer Quartet.
The six quartets of Bartok are performed by the Guarneri Quartet. On two CDs.
The Euclid Quartet performs Bartok's odd-numbered quartets.
The Finnish quartet Meta4 performs two of Bartok's six quartets.
The Rubin Quartet performs works by Bartok, Stravinsky, Gubaidulina and Shostakovich.