JESÚS GURIDI (1886-1961): String Quartets No. 1 in G and No. 2 in A Minor.
Catalogue Number: 07P049
Description: These quartets (from 1933 and 1949) have an authentic folk-tinged atmosphere (no one knows whether Guridi used existing folk songs or whether everything was composed in folk style). Moments of modal serenity suggest historical periods, the scherzos especially have the sound of folk dance and the first movements and finales are vibrant and rhythmic while one adagio is serene and expressive and the other using material of a religious nature. Bretón String Quartet.