String Quartets

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String Quartets

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    Moyzes, Mikuláš

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The focal point of chamber music by Mikuláš Moyzes (1872 – 1944) consists of a quartet of string quartets (D major, A minor, F♯ minor, G major), which can be compared in significance to the quartet works of the older generation of Ján Levoslav Bella. Moyzes devoted himself to chamber composition from 1916 to 1943 and sought to integrate Slovak folk songs into it, undoubtedly enriching the musical language of his time. Although he operated within the bounds of tonality, a certain modernism manifested itself in the temporal and textural economy of his language.

Artists: Mucha Quartet ensemble

Juraj Tomka – 1st violin

Jozef Ostrolucký – 2nd violin

Veronika Kubešová – viola

Pavol Mucha – cello


Obsah CD:

String Quartet No. 1 in D Major (1916 – 1926)

1. Allegro moderato

2. Adagio. Poco più mosso (Ľecela pava, ľecela). Tempo I.

3. Gavotte. Moderato

4. Finale. Allegro


String Quartet No. 2 in A minor (1929)

5. Allegro (Keď sa ti chce spať; Budzil som ca, budzil)

6. Adagio

7. Moderato di Menuetto. Trio. Menuetto Da Capo al Fine

8. Finale. Allegro (Sokolovie lúka; Doliny, doliny)


String Quartet No. 3 in F sharp minor (1931 – 1932)

9. Allegro ma non troppo

10. Adagio placido. Più mosso (Vyletel vták). Tempo I.

11. Allegretto leggiero

12. Allegretto con tenerezza. Meno mosso. Andante. Allegretto. Meno mosso. Allegretto


String Quartet No. 4 in G Major (1943)

13. Allegro giusto (Zasial som žitko, nebudem ho žať)

14. Larghetto con espressione

15. Menuetto

16. Rondo. Allegro con anima


Total time: 71:30