KRZYSZTOF PENDERECKI (b.1933): String Quartets No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 "Leaves of an unwritten diary", WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI (1913-1994): String Quartet.
Catalogue Number: 04O069
Reference: CDA 67943
Description: Oddly, there is no other recording available of Penderecki's third quartet. Dating from 2008, this is a single-movement work, like his early avant-garde quartets (which taken together are shorter than the 19-minute Third), but it's in his late, neo-Romantic style seasoned with diatonic versions of his early heterophonic sonorist techniques Royal String Quartet.