LEO BROUWER (b.1939): String Quartets No. 1, No. 2 "Rem Tene Verba Sequentur", No. 3 and No. 4 "Rem Tene Verba Sequentur II", String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 09N068
Label: Zoho Classix
Reference: ZM 201108
Description: Afro-Cuban rhythms, percussive effects and lyricism are seldom absent from these works, even from the early (1959) string trio written when Brouwer was studying under Persichetti at the Juilliard School, and even in the aleatoric Second Quartet (1968) which also contains snatches of famous tunes from Paganini, Rimsky-Korsakov and others in its generally genial anarchic six minutes. The Third (1991-97) is the most overtly folkloric. Havana String Quartet.