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Zehetmair Quartett
Karl Amadeus Hartmann/Bela Bartók

Zehetmair Quartett
Thomas Zehetmair violin
Ulf Schneider violin
Ruth Killius viola
Françoise Groben cello
 
Strichquartett No. 1
Streichquartett No. 4

Recorded November 1999
ECM New Series 1727
 
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Debut recording of the astonishing quartet of whom The Times of London wrote: "What a group! On they come, devoid of frills, just the instruments, and the music in their heads and fingers. And then they start up, the sound so full-blooded, dangerous and raw. Though the velvet touch is not beyond them, they never dispense dainty milk and honey: you are forcefully aware that this is music-making bold and magical..."