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Britten: Complete String Quartets

Corina Belcea (violin), Axel Schacher (violin), Krzysztof Chorzelski (viola), Antoine Lederlin (cello)

The Belcea Quartet is one of the world’s leading chamber music ensembles, having won many international accolades. Now, with the string quartets, the musicians have rediscovered a gem of twentieth century chamber music. “Here is a composer moving gently and magically from the Romantic and Classical canon towards aural visions of lightness, of sublimated pain and brooding escapism. Shame on those who do not know these pieces.” (Süddeutsche Zeitung). The Belcea Quartet succeeds in an outstanding manner in holding the balance between the youthful exuberance of the first two quartets and the lyrical solemnity and sweet morbidity of the third.


String Quartets No. 1 in D major, Op. 25; No. 2 in C major, Op. 36;
No. 3 in G major, Op. 94

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NTSC 16:9
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PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
90 mins
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English, French, German
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