OUT NOW | Arcadia String Quartet’s New CD: ‘Bartók Complete String Quartets’ [LISTEN]

Chandos Records has announced the release of the Romanian-based Arcadia String Quartet's new album: 'Bartók Complete String Quartets'


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

Label: Chandos