Roberto Gerhard – Complete String Quartets & Chaconne – Arditti Quartet (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 00:54:19 minutes | 490 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: Q0buz | Artwork: Digital Booklet | © Aeon/Outhere Music France
Recorded: 16-19/5/2011, Sala 4 – Alicia de Larrocha, l’Auditori de Barcelona, Espagna

Born in Catalonia and Arnold Schönberg’s sole Spanish student, Roberto Gerhard is, after Manuel de Falla, the boldest and most brilliant representative of the music of his country. Forced into the exile by the Spanish civil war, he became a British citizen and spend his last years in Cambridge. Although they never met, the connection with the Arditti Quartet seems to have been preordained, as illustrated by this superb recording of what can be considered the composer’s masterworks.