ZOLTÁN KODÁLY (1882-1967): String Quartets No. 1, Op. 2 & No. 2, Op. 10, Gavotte, Intermezzo for String Trio.
Catalogue Number: 02P069
Reference: CDA 67999
Description: "The most perfect embodiment of the Hungarian spirit" according to Bartók. How can it be that there is only one other available recording of Kodály's string quartets? Modelled on Debussy's quartet, the 41-minute 1909 First already has signs of Hungarian flavor which comes to the fore in the 1918 Second (it's even present in the 1905 Intermezzo). Dante Quartet.