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SAINT-SAENS, C.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Fine Arts Quartet)


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SAINT-SAENS, C.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Fine Arts Quartet)

The Fine Arts Quartet’s albums of Mendelssohn’s String Quintets (8.570488) and Glazunov’s chamber music (8.570256) were named “Recordings of the Year” by Musicweb International, and their recording of Schumann’s string quartets ( 8.570151) was hailed by the American Record Guide as “one of the very finest chamber music recordings of the year”. On this disc the acclaimed Fine Arts Quartet performs Camille Saint-Saëns’s two magnificent string quartets. “Saint-Saëns has been unfairly tarnished as being a lightweight composer,” notes first violinist Ralph Evans. “Listening to these serious, intellectual, brilliantly crafted yet delightful works will change minds in a hurry.”

Saint-Saëns, Camille

  String Quartet No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 112
1.   I. Allegro 00:11:50
2.   II. Molto allegro quasi presto 00:06:29
3.   III. Molto adagio 00:08:45
4.   IV. Allegro non troppo 00:06:41
  String Quartet No. 2 in G Major, Op. 153
5.   I. Allegro animato 00:08:57
6.   II. Molto adagio - Andantino 00:10:01
7.   III. Interludio e finale: Andantino - Allegretto con moto 00:09:42

Total Playing Time: 01:02:25

Saint-Saëns, Camille

Fine Arts Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.572454

Barcode: 747313245475

Physical Release: 04/2011

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