// 4em169 Orchestral: Quartet Classics //
Flower Duet From Lakme 1 03:59 In this tranquil arrangement for string quartet, the classic, flowing melody of the Flower Duet is performed by violins while the viola and cello provide harmonic support. This piece originates from Leo Delibes' opera, Lakmé (1883). 4em169-01 mp3 Download Track-Cuesheet Copy Track Link Full Versions
The Celebrated Minuet 1 02:56 One of Boccherini's best known works, this animated, whimsical string quartet dance in triple meter is perfectly suited for formal, lavish affairs. 4em169-02 mp3 Download Track-Cuesheet Copy Track Link Full Versions
El Choclo 0 03:21 This feisty, sensual string quartet tango features the recognizable melody of this popular 1903 composition above exciting rhythmic figures that are emblematic of the tango. 4em169-03 mp3 Download Track-Cuesheet Copy Track Link Full Versions
American Quartet Mvmt II Lento 0 03:23 This string quartet piece features flowing, pulsing string arpeggios and a main theme filled with longing and melancholy; Dvorak composed this popular piece in 1893 while vacationing in the United States. 4em169-04 mp3 Download Track-Cuesheet Copy Track Link Full Versions
The Four Seasons Winter Mvmt II Largo 0 02:32 In this movement of Winter from Vivaldi's landmark work, The Four Seasons, a delicate violin melody is accompanied by pizzicato strings and a cello pedal tone that keeps the mood grounded. 4em169-05 mp3 Download Track-Cuesheet Copy Track Link Full Versions

Album Description:

This collection of live string quartet music brings together classic quartet pieces and re-interpreted selections for a dignified, sophisticated, old-world sound.