William Alwyn: String Quartets 6, 7, 8, 9 - Villiers Quartet

William Alwyn: String Quartets 6, 7, 8, 9 - Villiers Quartet

SRCD.386 (Lyrita Recorded Edition, CD)

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Stereo/UHJ
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Playing time: 75'35" or 75'11"
Tracks: 15
Booklet pages: 12
© 2020 Lyrita Recorded Edition
Main country of recording: UK
Country of manufacture: UK
Reviewer: Patrick Maxwell
Review of William Alwyn: String Quartets 6, 7, 8, 9 - Villiers Quartet published on 19 May 2020


Listen: William Alwyn: String Quartet No 9 (track 15, 6:06-7:04)

Villiers Quartet:

James Dickinson, violin
Tamaki Higashi, violin
Carmen Flores, viola
Nick Stringfellow, cello

William Alwyn (1905-1985):

Early String Quartets

String Quartet No 7 in A (1929)
1 Prelude. Allegro
2 Passacaglia. Moderato
3 Rondo. Allegro ma non troppo
4 Retrospect. Adagio e tranquillo

String Quartet No 6 in E minor (1927)
5 Moderato
6 Interlude. Andante con moto -
7 Scherzo. Allegro
8 Theme, Variations and Finale. Allegretto

String Quartet No 8 in D minor (1931)
9 Adagio molto e tranquillo (I) - Adagio ma non troppo (II) - Poco piu mosso (III)
10 Andantino (quasi Allegretto) (IV) - Allegro moderato (V) - Andante con moto (VI)
11 Allegro (VII)

Seven Irish Tunes for String Quartet (1923)
12 The Little Red Lark; Air; The Maiden Ray
13 The Ewe with the Crooked Horn; The Gentle Maiden; Who'll buy my Besoms?
14 Jig

String Quartet No 9 in One Movement (1931)
15 Adagio molto e tranquillo - poco agitato - Adagio

Recorded 18-19 June 2019 at Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, UK

 

 

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