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Zehetmair Quartett
Béla Bartók Paul Hindemith

Thomas Zehetmair violin
Kuba Jakowicz violin
Ruth Killius viola
Ursula Smith violoncello
 
Béla Bartók
Streichquartett Nr. 5 (1934)

Paul Hindemith
Streichquartett Nr. 4 op. 22 (1921)


Recorded June 2006
ECM New Series 1874
 
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Five years after their widely acclaimed recording of Béla Bartók’s fourth string quartet the Zehetmair quartet (in new line-up) play the Hungarian’s masterly fifth quartet, written in 1934, coupled with Paul Hindemith’s fourth from 1921 which is marked by a neo-classicist return to elaborate polyphony and baroque forms: landmarks of 20th century chamber music in interpretations of analytical clarity and emotional intensity.