SZYMON LAKS (1901-1983): String Quartets No. 3 “On Polish Folk Themes”, No. 4 and No. 5.
Catalogue Number: 09T012
Description: This is the only available release to contain all three of Laks’ surviving quartets. Around a dozen recognizable Polish folk tunes are used in the Third of 1945 while the two others, from 1962 and 1963 return to Laks’ essential style: the bright and sometimes angular neo-classicism of the Parisian scene of the 1920s and 1930s but more chromatic and with more than a few hints of the quartets of Shostakovich. Messages Quartet.