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TIPPETT, M.: String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 2, 4 (Tippett Quartet)


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TIPPETT, M.: String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 2, 4 (Tippett Quartet)

Michael Tippett, who was ‘invincibly drawn to the quartet medium’ when he heard performances by the Busch and Léner Quartets during his student years in London, wrote five string quartets spanning his entire compositional life. On this first disc of the complete Quartets, the tuneful String Quartet No. 1 is followed by the String Quartet No. 2, notable for its abundant lyricism and lithe, dancing rhythms. In sharp contrast to both these works stands the more dissonant String Quartet No. 4, an unbroken sequence of numbered movements, which reflect the String Quartet Op. 131 of Tippett’s compositional hero, Beethoven.

Tippett, Michael

  String Quartet No. 1
1.   I. Allegro appassionato 00:06:58
2.   II. Lento cantabile - 00:06:43
3.   III. Allegro assai 00:05:08
  String Quartet No. 2
4.   I. Allegro grazioso 00:06:28
5.   II. Andante 00:04:43
6.   III. Presto 00:03:13
7.   IV. Allegro appassionato 00:05:32
  String Quartet No. 4
8.   I. Molto legato - 00:03:09
9.   II. Fast - 00:06:24
10.   III. Moderately slow - 00:06:21
11.   IV. Very fast 00:09:58

Total Playing Time: 01:04:37

Tippett, Michael

Tippett Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570496

Barcode: 0747313049677

Physical Release: 10/2008

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