On the 12th of November Bartók Bound volume 2 was released, the culmination of our multi annual project around the six string quartets by composer Bela Bartók. It is available as cd, stream or download.
Five years ago, we declared ourselves Bartók Bound. In so doing, we committed our selves for an unlimited period to the fascinating music of an assiduous and headstrong Hungarian.
The cd received some raving reviews:
In reviewing the first volume of Bartók quartets featuring these Dutch-based players I affirmed that ‘the Ragazze Quartet certainly cut the mustard. If Vol. 2 is as good as this, there’ll be cause to celebrate’ (7/19). Happily, I can suggest you raise a glass to this second volume, which is, if anything, even finer than the first.
A first-class recording complements the unerring Bartókian instincts of the Ragazze.
The Dutch Ragazze Quartet knows how to handle Bartók: from blushing red to icey and sad.