12th Banff International String Quartet Competition CD/DVD Compilation

This compilation includes both CD and DVD format, highlighting the exceptional quartets from 2016 BISQC. On the CDs you will find some of the outstanding performances by the competition laureates – the Rolston String Quartet, Tesla Quartet, and Castalian String Quartet. On the DVD, a collage of performances and interviews we call Rolston Sessions 2016 is featured, with all competition quartets beautifully portrayed in our outstanding chamber music hall.
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Winners’ Compilation CDs

Disc One (CD)


Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 – 1827)

String Quartet No. 8 in E minor, Op. 59 No. 2 (1806)                                                                  


Molto Adagio. Si tratta questo pezzo con molto di sentiment

Allegretto - Maggiore (Thème russe)

Finale. Presto


Maurice Ravel (1875 – 1937)

String Quartet in F Major (1903)                                                                                                   

Allegro moderato

Assez vif, très rythmé

Très lent

Vif et agité


Disc Two (CD)


TESLA QUARTET (Russia/South Korea/USA)

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732 – 1809)

String Quartet in B Minor, Op. 33 No. 1 (1781)                                                                            

Allegro moderato

Scherzo: Allegro di molto


Finale: Presto


Zosha Di Castri (1985 – ) 

String Quartet No. 1* (2016)                      

*co-commissioned by Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, in partnership with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and Americas Society.



Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897)

String Quartet No. 3 in B-flat Major, Op. 67 (1875)                                                                     

Agitato (Allegretto non troppo) – Trio – Coda


Robert Schumann (1810 – 1856)

String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41 No. 1 (1842)                                                                 



Rolston Sessions 2016 DVD

Rolston String Quartet

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet, Op. 77, No. 1

I: Allegro moderato


Tesla Quartet

Maurice Ravel

String Quartet in F

IV: Vif et agité


Castalian String Quartet

Johannes Brahms

String Quartet No. 3, Op. 67

III: Agitato (Allegretto non troppo)


Quartet Arpa

Ludwig van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 10, Op. 74

I: Poco adagio - Allegro


Omer Quartet

Claude Debussy

String Quartet in G minor, Op. 10

I: Animé et très décidé


Ulysses Quartet

Leoš Janáček

String Quartet No. 2, "Intimate Letters"

I: Andante - Con moto - Allegro


Aeolus Quartet

Antonin Dvořák

String Quartet No. 14, Op. 105

II: Molto vivace


Verona Quartet

Anton Webern

Six Bagatelles, Op. 9


Quartet Berlin-Tokyo

Béla Bartók

String Quartet No. 5, Sz. 102

III: Scherzo: alla bulgares


Argus Quartet

Joseph Haydn

String Quartet, Op. 76, No. 5

IV: Finale. Presto