|Zehetmair Quartett / Bela Bartok And Paul Hindemith|
|Album:||Bela Bartok And Paul Hindemith||Collection:||Classical|
|Add Date:||2008-11-30||Pull Date:||2009-02-01||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||18 Jan||14 Dec||7 Dec|
|1.||Wed, 14 Jan 09:||Red West|
Hand Wash in Coleslaw
|4.||Sat, 06 Dec 08:||fool|
public noize racket
|2.||Fri, 12 Dec 08:||Wedge|
|5.||Wed, 03 Dec 08:||David Bug|
"In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, happy birthday to jason shanks and a winter se
|3.||Thu, 11 Dec 08:||mike|
Baptism of Solitude
|6.||Wed, 03 Dec 08:||Brick|
String quartets from a couple of mid-20th Century masters.|
Bartok -- Edgy, abrasive work, with some deeply quiet segments.
1- Fast, with a strong dramatic mood. Blaring, dissonant violin alarms at about the halfway point -- cool.
2- Quite slow, like placid droplets in a pond
3- Upbeat, skippy, with a dark side of course
4- Tense twittering, not that slow or dark. A playful but mysterious effect.
5- Active, tumbling, fairly fast. Some parts even have a Carl Stalling-like feel (think Warner Bros. cartoons).
Hindemith -- Nicely heavyhanded at times but without the sharp angles of the Bartok, although track 9 gets rather bold. The more directly "musical" and normal-classical of the two quartets.
7- Fast, tense, dire. Nice standalone track.
8- Low-key transition segment. Very quiet start.
9- Strong-handed, with an early cello solo.
10- Dramatic pulsing, another strong, declarative movement