Grieg: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

MDG: MDG9031998

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Grieg: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2

Label:

MDG

Catalogue No:

MDG9031998

Series:

Scene

Discs:

1

Release date:

13th April 2017

Barcode:

0760623199863

Medium:

SACD

Format:

Hybrid Multi-channel
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Grieg: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2


Grieg:

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 27

String Quartet No.2 in F major

Fugue in F minor


Meccore String Quartet

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Another exhilarating debut on MDG from the Meccore String Quartet. The four instrumentalists have selected string quartets by Edvard Grieg forming the ideal medium for their vibrant style.

The distraught but magnificent Quartet in G minor op. 27 marks the epochal shift from romanticism to impressionism. Although Grieg’s second quartet remained unfinished, this circumstance does not impair the quality of the extant fragment. Moreover, on this SACD the Meccores compensate for the missing movements with a fugue from the Norwegian master’s formative years.

Young, passionate, wild – the dynamic Meccore String Quartet based in Warsaw takes the

performance stage by storm. Their practice of standing for performances rather than sitting can be fully appreciated here in the three dimensions of this high-resolution SACD from MDG.

FonoForum

July 2017

*****

“In the first Quartet, the Meccore find precisely the right balance between faithfulness to the score and interpretative freedom…in the second, they achieve an ideal mix of precision and temperament.”

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