FERNANDO LOPES-GRAÇA (1906-1994): Music for String Quartet and Piano, Vol. 2 - Piano Quartet, String Quartet No. 2, 14 Anotaçoes for String Quartet.
Catalogue Number: 09R062
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TPCC 0254
Description: A wiry, Bartókian style permeates the 1982 quartet, in which the rustic/erudite, diatonic/chromatic contrasts so evident in almost all Lopes-Graça’s works blend seamlessly rather than call attention to themselves as they do in the very dramatic and striking piano quartet of 1938 (rev. and premiered in 1963). And, as always with this composer, Portuguese folk music and rhythms underlie everything. Olga Prats (piano), Quarteto Lopes-Graça.