Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets

St. Petersburg String Quartet
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Claude Debussy's (1862-1918) and Maurice Ravel's (1875-1937) string quartets are their first attempts into the world of chamber music, and their only compositions for string quartet. Both works are representative of their artistry in their formative years. Many similarities can be found in the comparison of their music as Debussy composed his quartet in 1893 and Ravel, admiring Debussy's, was inspired to compose one himself in 1902-3.

Claude Debussy's "Golliwog's Cakewalk" is the final movement from the "Children's Corner", a suite for solo piano. The suite was written for and dedicated to Debussy's three year old daughter Claude-Emma, a lively and friendly child known as "Chou-Chou".

The critically acclaimed St. Petersburg Quartet, founded as the Leningrad Quartet, has won numerous international awards and Performed across North America, Europe, Japan and Australia.

Catalog: MAR 379

Track Listing

Debussy: String Quartet No.1 in G minor, Op.10
1. Animé et très décidé
2. Assez vif et bien rythmé
3. Andantino, doucement expressif
4. Très modéré - très mouvementé et avec passion

Ravel: String Quartet in F major
5. Allegro moderato - très doux
6. Assez vif - très rythmé
7. Très lent
8. Vif et agité

9. Golliwog's Cakewalk

Total Playing Time: 56:35

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