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Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) #1-6 mp3 album

  • Performer: Béla Bartók
  • Title: String Quartets (Complete) #1-6
  • Genre: Classical
  • Country: US
  • Formats: RA AUD TTA AA MP3 APE ASF
  • Released: 1961
  • Style: Modern
  • MP3 album: 1503 mb
  • FLAC album: 1149 mb
  • Rating: 4.4/5
  • Votes: 411
Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) #1-6 mp3 album

Bartok: String Quartets Nos. 1 - 6. Imported ed. Import. Bartok's cyle of six string quartets is universally considered to be one of the finest of the Twentieth Century. My reference recording remains the Takacs Quartet, recorded for London Records in 1996, but this Alban Berg Quartett cycle recorded from 1983 to 1986 is a fine alternative in a different style.

The String Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119, was the final string quartet that Béla Bartók wrote before his death. It was begun in August 1939 in Saanen, Switzerland, where Bartók was a guest of his patron, the conductor Paul Sacher. Shortly after he completed the Divertimento for String Orchestra on the 17th, he started on a commission for his friend, the violinist Zoltán Székely.

String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7 Sz40: II. poco a poco Accelerando All'Allegretto. 3. String Quartet No. 7 Sz40: III. Introduzione - Allegro - Allegro Vivace. 6 Sz114: III. Mesto - Burletta - Moderato. 23. 6 Sz114: IV. Mesto.

Bartok: Six String Quartets. Bartok: Six String Quartets. 1 in A minor, Sz. 40, BB 52 (Op. 7). 1. I. Lento, II. Allegretto. 2. III. Introduzione (Allegro), Allegro vivace. 2 in A minor, Sz. 67, BB 75 (Op. 17).

String Quartets 1-6 Béla Bartók. String Quartets 1-6. 2001. This album has an average beat per minute of 105 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 62/132 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. BPM Profile String Quartets 1-6. Album starts at 90BPM, ends at 120BPM (+30), with tempos within the -BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Béla Bartók. Mikrokosmos 6, Fifteen Hungarian Peasant Songs, Suite, op. 14, Out of Doors, Three Burlesques. Enescu, Bartok, Tüür, Kõrvits.

The six string quartets of Béla Bartók mark a high point in the genre, and even though their myriad technical demands, rhythmic complexity, and bracing dissonances are no longer obstacles to frequent performance, they still present a major challenge for any string quartet. The Heath Quartet has been performing since 2002, and it has considerable experience with repertoire ranging from Beethoven to contemporary music, though this 2017 set on Harmonia Mundi shows that even after 15 years of music-making, these musicians can still be in awe of Bartók's achievement.

Borromeo String Quartet (String Quartet). Boston: Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Opus/Catalogue NumberOp.


Quartet #1 (Opus 7)
A1 Lento - Allegretto
A2 Allegro Vivace
Quartet #2 (Opus 17)
B1 Moderato
B2 Allegro Molto Capriccioso
B3 Lento
Quartet #3
C1 Moderato
C2 Allegro
Quartet #4
D1 Allegro
D2 Prestissimo, Con Sordino
D3 Non Troppo Lento
D4 Allegretto Pizzicato
D5 Allegro Molto
Quartet #5
E1 Allegro
E2 Adagio Molto
E3 Scherzo (Alla Bulgarese)
E4 Andante
E5 Finale (Allegro Vivace)
Quartet #6
F1 Mesto - Vivace
F2 Mesto - Marcia
F3 Mesto - Burletta (Moderato)
F4 Mesto


  • Cello – Vera Nogrady
  • Composed By – Béla Bartók
  • Orchestra – Ramor Quartet
  • Sleeve Notes – Harry Hallreich
  • Viola – Zoltan Thirring
  • Violin [1st] – Erwin Ramor
  • Violin [2nd] – Andreas Sándor


Rec. in Vienna

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SVBX 519 Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) ‎(3xLP + Box) VOX SVBX 519 US 1961
VBX 19 Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) #1-6 ‎(3xLP, Mono + Box) VOX VBX 19 US 1961
TUX CD 1087/8/9 Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - The Six String Quartets ‎(3xCD) Tuxedo Music TUX CD 1087/8/9 Switzerland 1991
VBX 19 Béla Bartók 6 Quartets ‎(3xLP, Mono + Box) VOX VBX 19 France 1960
Denon Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - The Six String Quartets ‎(3xCD) Denon Denon US 2000

Reviews about Béla Bartók / Ramor Quartet - String Quartets (Complete) #1-6 (1):
blac wolf
This review is mostly based on Quartets #3 and #4, two masterpieces that make it easier to separate the men from the boys so to speak. The Ramors take their time (in #3 they are a full minute slower than the Tokyos, my reference for this quartet). Still, they add all the drama one may want, and then some, with their phrasing and their dynamics. Particularly in #4 at times their performance is startlingly different from any other I have heard (probably 20 between live and recorded). One may not like all the liberties they take, but undoubtedly this is a breath of fresh air from 1960, in vivid and 3D mono sound.

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