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The Complete String Quartets Vol. 3

Mistry String Quartet

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Elizabeth Maconchy (b. 1907)
JAGDISH MISTRY and CHARLES SEWART violins
CAROLINE HENBEST viola
SUSAN MONKS cello

1-4. String Quartet No. 9 (1968) 15:29
5. String Quartet No. 10 (1972) 12:55
6. String Quartet No. 11 (1976) 14:13
7-10. String Quartet No. 12 (1979) 13:06
11-13. String Quartet No. 13 (Quartetto Corto) (1984) 7:39

Total:        64:02

 

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Elizabeth Maconchy – The Complete String Quartets Vol. I

Hanson String Quartet

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STRING QUARTETS NOS 1-4
PETER HANSON and IRIS JUDA violins
DOUGLAS PATERSON viola
LIONEL HANDY cello

String Quartet No. 1 (1932/3) 1–4 13:19
String Quartet No. 2 (1936) 5–8 20:12
String Quartet No. 3 (1938) 9 10:27
String Quartet No. 4 (1942/3) 10–13 14:27

Total:       59:00

 

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Benjamin Britten – Early Chamber Music

The Gabrieli String Quartet

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1. Temporal Variations (1936) 13:49
For Oboe and Piano (1936)
2. Phantasy in F minor 11:40
For String Quintet (1932)*
3. Alla Marcia (1933) 2:53
4-6. Thee Divertimenti (1936) 10:14
7-8. Two Insect Pieces (1935) 5:10
9. Phantasy Quartet Op. 2 13:41
For Oboe and Strings (1932)

Total duration:        57:48

DEREK WICKENS  oboe
JOHN CONSTABLE piano
(Kenneth Silito & Brendan O;Reilly violins, Ian Jewel viola, Keith Harvey cello)
*Kenneth Essex second viola

Side note
The posthumous publication and present recording of these works for string quartet, string quintet and oboe and piano offer exceptional insight into Britten’s early development, while the works themselves substantially and fascinatingly extend the range of his chamber music.

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Robert Schumann and Edvard Grieg

The English String Quartet

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ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856)
1-4. STRING QUARTET No. 3 op.41 in A 29:55

EDVARD GRIEG (1843-1907)
5-8. STRING QUARTET op. 27 in G minor 36:05

Total duration:        66:10

 

DIANA CUMMINGS and COLIN CALLOW violins
LUCIANO IORIO viola
GEOFFREY THOMAS cello

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Dvořák

The English String Quartet

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1-12. CYPŘIŠE (CYPRESSES) ( B:152) 33:33
for String Quartet
13-16. TERZETTO in C op.74 ( B:148) 17:27
For two violins and viola

Total:        51:21

DIANA CUMMINGS and COLIN CALLOW violins
LUCIANO IORIO viola
GEOFFREY THOMAS cello

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Ralph Vaughan Williams

The English String Quartet

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1-4. PHANTASY QUINTET* 15:12
5-8. STRING QUARTET No.2 IN A MINOR19:23
(For Jean on Her Birthday)
9-12.   STRING QUARTET No.1 IN G MINOR 26:08

DIANA CUMMINGS and COLIN CALLOW violins
GEOFFREY THOMAS cello
LUCIANO IORIO viola *NORBERT BLUME 2nd viola