KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (b.1933): String Trio, String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 and 3 "Blätter enies nicht geschriebenen Tagebuches", Der unterbrochene Gedanke for String Quartet, Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 05M072
Description: Most of Penderecki's career is covered by these string chamber works, from the avant-garde sonorism of the first two quartets (the First percussive, the Second deriving its effects from glissandi, melodic use of vibrato, quarter-tones and harmonics to the late Third of 2008 in the composer's late, approachable style (only available recording and, at 18 minutes, longer than the first two together) which is a kind of personal diary encompassing the gloomy anxiety of youth, a virtuoso Vivace, a waltz of attractive panache and a finale suggesting gypsy folk music. Arkadiusz Adamski (clarinet), DAFÔ String Quartet.