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Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy & Ravel - Debussy & Ravel Quartets flac album

Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy & Ravel - Debussy & Ravel Quartets flac album
Debussy & Ravel Quartets
Impressionist, Modern
FLAC album size:
1900 mb
Other formats:
4.2 ✪

Debussy & Ravel: String Quartets Carmina Quartet. String Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10: II. Assez Vif Et Bien Rythme. 3. 10: III. Andantino - Doucement Expressif. 4. 10: IV. Tres Modere. 5. String Quartet In F Major: I. Allegro Moderato - Tres Doux.

String Quartet in G Minor, Op. 10: Assez vif et bien rythmé. 10: Andantino (Doucement expressif). String Quartet in F: I. Allegro moderato: Très doux. 18. String Quartet in F: II. Assez vif: Très rythmé. 19. String Quartet in F: III.

The Tokyo String Quartet took the chamber music world by storm a couple of decades ago, offering performances of superb discipline allied to real urgency of communication. Their Debussy and Ravel interpretations were part of that initial series of fine recordings which helped to establish their reputation, and having them back at budget price makes them one of the chamber music bargains of the century. It's all part of the strange economics of the classical music business. The second movement of the Ravel is quite famous for its uniquely rhythmic pizzacato which the Tokyo members play most energetically. Yet, in the very next movement, they bring a tremendous etherealness and delicate textures to the music. The presto final movement brims with power and passion in the Tokyo Quartet's hands. Ditto that for the Debussy work which is yet another landmark Debussy composition for its equisite subtleness.

Artists Maurice Ravel Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets. Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets Maurice Ravel. Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets. This album has an average beat per minute of 107 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 80/152 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Debussy, Ravel: String Quartets. 1.

Maurice Ravel completed his String Quartet in F major in early April 1903 at the age of 28. It was premiered in Paris in March the following year. The work follows a four-movement classical structure: the opening movement, in sonata form, presents two themes that occur again later in the work; a playful scherzo second movement is followed by a lyrical slow movement. The finale reintroduces themes from the earlier movements and ends the work vigorously.

Record and Artist Details. DEBUSSY; RAVEL Quartets (Jerusalem Quartet). Composer or Director: Claude Debussy. Don’t forget that my String Quartet was already conceived as four-part counterpoint, whereas Debussy’s Quartet is purely harmonic in design’, Ravel stated in an interview in 1931, carefully pinpointing the differences between two works which, rightly or wrongly, have come to be regarded as companion pieces. In the Jerusalem Quartet’s new recording, issued as part of Harmonia Mundi’s Debussy centenary series, they seem poles apart in style and mood.


Debussy* Quartet In G Minor, Op. 10
A1 I - Animé Et Très Décidé 6:20
A2 Il - Scherzo: Assez Vif Et Bien Rhythmé 3:42
A3 Ill - Andantino Doucement Expressif 8:05
A4 IV - Très Modéré 6:49
Ravel* Quartet In F Major
B1 I - Allegro Moderato 8:11
B2 Il - Assez Vif 6:02
B3 Ill - Très Lent 7:48
B4 IV - Vif Et Agité 5:14

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – Columbia Records
  • Manufactured By – CBS Inc.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Terre Haute
  • Recorded At – CBS Studios, New York
  • Mastered At – Customatrix


  • Art Direction – Henrietta Condak
  • Cello – Sadao Harada
  • Composed By – Debussy* (tracks: A1 to A4), Ravel* (tracks: B1 to B4)
  • Design – Mark Handel
  • Engineer – Milt Cherin*, Stan Tonkel
  • Ensemble – Tokyo String Quartet
  • Liner Notes – Peter Eliot Stone
  • Photography By – Norman Seeff
  • Producer – Steven Epstein*
  • Viola – Kazuhide Isomura
  • Violin [First] – Koichiro Harada
  • Violin [Second] – Kikuei Ikeda


Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York
© 1979 CBS Inc. / ® 1979 CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Label): AL 35147
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Label): BL 35147
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout Stamped): o MAL-35147-1L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout Stamped): o MAL-35147-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched Both Sides): T1
  • Barcode: 0 7464-35147-1
  • Other (Library of Congress Card No.): 78-750752

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
M 35147 Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy* & Ravel* Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy* & Ravel* - Debussy & Ravel Quartets ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Columbia Masterworks M 35147 US 1979
76824 Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy* / Ravel* Tokyo String Quartet - Debussy* / Ravel* - String Quartets ‎(LP, Gat) CBS Masterworks 76824 Netherlands 1979
25AC 692 Tokyo String Quartet Debussy & Ravel : String Quartets ‎(LP) CBS/Sony 25AC 692 Japan 1979