SÁNDOR VERESS (1907-1992): String Quartets Nos. 1 & 2, String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 07N081
Reference: HCD 32691
Description: The two quartets are only six years apart with the first (1931) a less polyphonic and contrapuntal and shorter work than the second. Folk elements are common to both since Veress did some field collecting in the tradition of Bartók and Kódaly and, of course, he studied under both of them. The 1954 string trio uses a personalized version of the twelve-tone technique combined with themes of folk provenance. All three works are quite approachable and the Quartet No. 2 is a World Premiere Recording. Ensemble Des Équilibres.