JOSEPH-GUY ROPARTZ (1864-1955): Complete String Quartets, Vol. 2 - No. 4 in E, No. 5 in D & No. 6 in F.
Catalogue Number: 02I011
Description: The last three of Ropartz' quartets date from 1934, 1940 and 1948 and are all in his spare, stripped-down, late style. Oddly enough, this late style is quite the opposite of his brooding, often moody early period. Everything here is simple, light-drenched, full of delicacy and subtly shifting moods and full of a quiet delight in life with only a shadow passing over a brief adagio in No. 5, written after his wife's death. Quatuor Stanislas.