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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 4, 6, 8

    

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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 2 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 4, 6, 8

While Hill’s first three string quartets were reminiscent of Dvorˇák and Tchaikovsky, these three demonstrate new directions. With the slow movement of Quartet No. 4 hinting at influences of Elgar, and Quartet No. 6 conceived in a kind of retro-classical idiom, Quartet No. 8 clearly marks the beginning of a new sound world, with hints of the musical language of the impressionists and a rather English sounding Finale. Hill’s trademark slow movement gems remain a feature in all three quartets with the outer movements offering memorable melodies and much finesse in his string quartet writing.


Hill, Alfred

  String Quartet No. 4 in C Minor
1.   I. Allegro 00:06:08
2.   II. Adagio ma non troppo 00:07:05
3.   III. Scherzo 00:04:48
4.   IV. Finale - Rondo 00:05:58
  String Quartet No. 6 in G Major, "The Kids"
5.   I. Allegro 00:04:08
6.   II. Scherzo: Trio 00:02:48
7.   III. Adagio ma non troppo 00:04:16
8.   IV. Finale: Allegretto 00:03:47
  String Quartet No. 8 in A Major
9.   I. Allegro deciso - Andante 00:08:51
10.   II. Intermezzo 00:01:39
11.   III. Andante 00:06:10
12.   IV. Finale: Allegro 00:08:47

Total Playing Time: 01:04:25






Composer(s):
Hill, Alfred

Ensemble(s):
Dominion String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572097

Barcode: 0747313209774

Physical Release: 10/2008

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