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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 and 6 (Maggini Quartet)


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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Naxos Quartets Nos. 5 and 6 (Maggini Quartet)

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen’s Music. Plainchant, musical tradition and the haunting landscape of his adopted Orkney Islands all serve as inspiration to Maxwell Davies’ extraordinary and fecund imagination. This is the third release in a series of ten quartets commissioned by Naxos. Naxos Quartet No. 5 was inspired by the dramatic sweeping beams of Orcadian lighthouses, while the composer himself describes Naxos Quartet No. 6 as “an ambitious work of six movements – a counterbalance in the cycle of ten quartets to the relatively slight fourth and fifth”.

Maxwell Davies, Peter

  Naxos Quartet No. 5, "Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland"
1.   I. Largo 00:08:16
2.   II. Lento 00:12:16
  Naxos Quartet No. 6
3.   I. Allegro 00:06:27
4.   II. Allegro moderato: Dominica Tertia Adventus, Antiphona 00:02:07
5.   III. Presto 00:05:18
6.   IV. Adagio molto 00:13:28
7.   V. Andante: In Die Nativitatis 00:03:12
8.   VI. Allegro 00:04:35

Total Playing Time: 00:55:39

Maxwell Davies, Peter

Maggini Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.557398

Barcode: 747313239825

Boxset: 8.505225

Physical Release: 03/2006

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