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RAWSTHORNE: String Quartets Nos. 1-3  / Theme and Variations


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RAWSTHORNE: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Theme and Variations

Alan Rawsthorne’s three published String Quartets mark the progression of style and language at salient points during his compositional career. String Quartet No. 1 is an early example of Rawsthorne’s partiality for variation form. String Quartet No. 2 is more succinct and precise in expression and form, while the many-layered String Quartet No. 3, an austere work of unremitting intensity, is characteristic of the final period of Rawsthorne’s creative output.

Rawsthorne, Alan

  Theme and Variations
1.   Theme: Allegro 00:00:46
2.   Variation 1: Capriccietto 00:00:48
3.   Variation 2: Siciliano 00:02:04
4.   Variation 3: Cancrizzante 00:00:53
5.   Variation 4: Rhapsodia 00:02:34
6.   Variation 5: Notturno 00:03:16
7.   Variation 6: Scherzetto 00:00:39
8.   Variation 7: Ostinato 00:01:10
9.   Variation 8: Canone 00:00:30
10.   Variation 9: Fantasia 00:02:49
  String Quartet No. 1, "Theme and Variations"
11.   Theme: Tempo giusto, espressivo e poco agitato 00:01:00
12.   Variation 1: L'istesso tempo 00:00:43
13.   Variation 2: Andante appassionato 00:01:40
14.   Variation 3: Allegro 00:01:15
15.   Variation 4: Adagio, poco misterioso 00:02:38
16.   Variation 5: Allegro preciso 00:01:06
17.   Variation 6: Prestissimo 00:01:38
  String Quartet No. 2
18.   I. Maestoso e pesante - Allegretto - Allegro agitato 00:04:10
19.   II. Allegro appassionato sempre molto rubato 00:04:16
20.   III. Allegretto 00:00:29
21.   IV. Theme, Three Variations and Coda 00:05:41
  String Quartet No. 3
22.   I. Allegro deciso - Allegretto - Allegro deciso - 00:07:41
23.   II. Alla ciacona: Andante 00:05:38
24.   III. Molto vivace 00:03:43

Total Playing Time: 00:57:07

Rawsthorne, Alan

Maggini Quartet

Angel, David; Jackson, Laurence

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570136

Barcode: 747313013678

Physical Release: 10/2006

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