Tippett Quartet – Górecki: Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 (String Quartets No. 3, Sonata for 2 Violins) (2020)
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The Sonata for Two Violins is one of Henryk Górecki’s earliest acknowledged works—its contrasts, instrumental rivalries and sophisticated technique a worthy rounding-off of his formative period. The Third String Quartet with its evocative subtitle ‘…songs are sung’ represents a culmination of Górecki’s preoccupations with elaborate and emotive melodic shapes and closely intertwined harmonies, its final minutes recalling the beauty and poignancy of the composer’s Third Symphony.


01. I. Allegro molto
02. II. Adagio sostenuto
03. III. Andante con moto
04. I. Adagio – Molto andante – Cantabile
05. II. Largo, cantabile
06. III. Allegro, sempre ben marcato
07. IV. Deciso – Espressivo ma ben tenuto
08. V. Largo – Tranquillo