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9 thoughts on “ Andante - Ravel* · Fauré* - Ad Libitum Quartet* - String Quartets (CD, Album)

  1. allegro [I] — fast, lively tempo. From the Italian word for cheerful or gay. andante [I] — moderately slow tempo (e.g. walking). Faster than adagio but slower than allegretto; chamber music, Kammermusik [G], musique de chambre [F], musica da camera [I], musica cameralis [L] — "Classical Music" for a small ensemble, generally 8 or fewer players with a canonical emphasis on players.
  2. Since , Ad Libitum has been Resident Quartet of the 'Moldova' Philharmonia in Iasi. One of Naxos' newer signings, Ad Libitum has already attracted strong critical accolades for its releases of string quartets by Ravel and Faure, "an intense and fine reading" according to Repertoire and of Enescu, termed "an automatic recommendation" by the International Record Review.
  3. The String Quartet in E minor, Op. , is the only string quartet by Gabriel Fauré. Completed in shortly before his death at the age of 79, it is his last composition. His pupil Maurice Ravel had dedicated his String Quartet to Fauré in , and he and others urged Fauré to compose one of his own; he declined, on the grounds that it was too difficult. When he finally decided to write it, he did so in .
  4. FAURÉ / RAVEL: String Quartets by Gabriel Fauré, Maurice Ravel. Listen to classical music CDs online.
  5. Music for Four (; revised ) for string quartet Thirty Pieces for String Quartet () Composer Supervised First Recordings Recorded live at Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut on February 27, as part of the "John Cage at Wesleyan" festival. The recordings are complete and unedited.
  6. La crème de la crème: Musique de chambre (classical music album) - Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives (achquehydwiquacomicsaqatesampgnan.coinfo), the largest and best organized classical music site on .
  7. This is a lovely CD, containing Ravel's String Quartet in F major and Faure's swansong, the String Quartet in E minor from These are quiet, reflective works, perfect for unwinding at the end of a long day. The Romanian prize-winning Ad Libitum Quartet play /5(4).
  8. Ad Libitum Quartet. A new bargain disc finds a Romanian ensemble fully at home in the string quartets of Ravel and Fauré. This CD is the work of a highly talented, exceptionally well-integrated ensemble. Their excellent balance is highlighted by crystal-clear recording. This is quartet .