String Quartet No.2

Béla Bartók

String Quartet No.2

Sz. 67, Op. 17, BB75

About this work...

Bartók was living in seclusion outside Budapest during the years of the First World War, and some of this isolation may have made its way into his String Quartet No. 2, which was composed between 1915 and 1917. Nevertheless, unlike its predecessor, this quartet is possessed of a classical detachment and Apollonian pois... read more