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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 1 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 1, 2, 3

The musical language of Alfred Hill’s string quartets is reminiscent of Dvorák and Tchaikovsky with easily remembered melodies crafted within the harmonic texture of the romantic era, rhythmic vitality in the outer movements, and consistently beautiful slow movements of much charm. The blend of antipodean nationalism with the traditional forms and musical language of late nineteenth-century Europe brings a uniqueness and freshness that has appeal on a first hearing, yet reveals a wealth of underlying ideas on further acquaintance.


Hill, Alfred

  String Quartet No. 1 in B-Flat Major, "Maori"
1.   I. Moderato - Allegro 00:06:54
2.   II. Waiata 00:03:16
3.   III. Tangi (Lament) 00:04:18
4.   IV. Finale 00:07:58
  String Quartet No. 2 in G Minor "A Maori Legend in Four Scenes"
5.   I. The Forest 00:05:31
6.   II. The Dream 00:06:53
7.   III. Scherzo 00:03:39
8.   IV. Finale 00:06:02
  String Quartet No. 3 in A Minor "The Carnival"
9.   I. In the Streets 00:04:56
10.   II. Andantino 00:05:17
11.   III. Scherzo 00:03:02
12.   IV. Finale 00:07:17

Total Playing Time: 01:05:03






Composer(s):
Hill, Alfred

Ensemble(s):
Dominion String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570491

Barcode: 0747313049172

Physical Release: 06/2007

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