Rhapsody App for
Rhapsody International, Inc.

Debussy/Dutilleux/Ravel: String Quartets

Debussy/Dutilleux/Ravel: String Quartets by Belcea Quartet
Released: Feb 2006
Label: Warner Classics
French composition is the organizing theme for this fantastic album of modern quartet compositions performed by the Belcea Quartet. Debussy's sole quartet, the 1898 G minor, begins the album with gusto. Listen to the stunning second, pizzicato movement for a glimpse of the composer's fascination with the Balinese gamelan. Ravel's Quartet in F is even lighter, almost improvisatory, while the Dutilleux, written in the mid-1970s, takes a bit of listening to reveal itself. The Quartet worked with the composer on that recording, so this is likely the most faithful realization.
Daphne Carr
Rhapsody app on your desktop or mobile device.

3 months of Rhapsody Premier for $1, then just $9.99/month

Freedom to play what you want, anywhere. Limited time offer.