Quatuor Modigliani – Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel (2013) [HDTracks]


Title: Debussy, Saint-Saëns, Ravel
Year Of Release: 2013
Label: Mirare
Genre: Classical, Chamber Music
Quality: FLAC (tracks) [24Bit/44,1kHz]
Total Time: 01:24:42
Total Size: 856 MB (d.booklet)

On the occasion of their tenth anniversary, the String Quartet Modigliani chose to record pieces by French composers. At the dawn of the twentieth century, Paris, more than any other city, experienced the metamorphosis of the arts into modern times. The vibrations of colours and light on the canvases of Monet, Seurat and their contemporaries were transmuted into sounds in the output of Debussy, whose Quartet opened the way to a new aesthetic. Ten years later Ravel was to crystallise its style, as if to follow Debussy’s conception through to its conclusion. Between these two jewels of the French repertoire, the First Quartet of Saint-Saëns is revealed as a tremendously appealing work, brimming with charm, humour, and elegance.


Claude Debussy 1862-1918)

String Quartet in G Minor
1. Animated and very resolute 06:48
2. Fairly lively and strongly rhythmic 03:57
3. Gently expressive 07:23
4. Very moderate 07:16

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor Opus 112
5. Allegro più allegro 10:34
6. Scherzo - Molto allegro quasi presto 06:20
7. Molto adagio 07:48
8. Finale - Allegro non troppo 06:13

Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

String Quartet in F major
9. Allegro moderato 08:28
10. Fairly lively and very rhythmic 06:20
11. Very slow 08:40
12. Lively and agitated 04:58

Philippe Bernhard, violon
Loïc Rio, violon
Laurent Marfaing, alto
François Kieffer, violoncelle

Quatuor Modigliani - Debussy, Saint-Saens, Ravel (2013) [HDTracks]