Chandos Records has this month announced the release of the Romanian-based Arcadia String Quartet‘s new album: Bartók Complete String Quartets.
The disc features the complete six string quartets by Béla Bartók.
“From our very first encounter, our quartet felt an extraordinarily powerful connection with Bartok’s music … beyond the sounds, we felt a deep synergy with his musical writing depicting rural people’s lives in Transylvania – the environment that we ourselves grew up in …’ violinist Rasvan Dumitru has told The Violin Channel.
“People can sometimes feel a little hesitant about Bartók’s music … either because it’s too abstract or because they feel they don’t understand it …” he has said.
“As a quartet our one desire is that through our study and performance of the Bartók quartets that we can turn this hesitancy into a: ‘I understand this music … it is clear, ingenious, philosophical, beautiful and I would really like to listen to some more!’”
Bartok complet string quartets
Arcadia String Quartet
Release Date: October 5, 2018