It’s always a wonderful and thrilling experience to play Béla
Bartók. It’s got everything: the mysterious tension of a thriller,
loving lyricism, warm string sounds, almost impossible
techniques challenging any string player to rediscover his
instrument, and exhilarating rhythms which could well be rooted
in folk dance. His music has fascinated us for years, so now
we’ve decided to record all six string quartets.
For the coming years we’ve declared ourselves Bartók Bound.
We delve deep into his music and present his quartets in all sorts
of ways and all kinds of programmes. For young and old, in pubs
or on the screen, and in concert halls of course. This album forms
the first testimony. We wish to break a lance for Béla Bartók: as
far as we’re concerned his sound can’t be heard often enough!
– Ragazze QuartetDownload booklet