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RUBBRA, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Maggini Quartet)


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RUBBRA, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Maggini Quartet)

The Maggini Quartet’s Naxos recording of Edmund Rubbra’s String Quartet No. 2 (8.572286) was praised as ‘superbly integrated…undeniably a great success’ by Gramophone. His remaining three string quartets, heard here, mark Rubbra as a great, though still undervalued, English composer whose music boasts an inexhaustible sense of freshness, a richly hued emotional palette and an abiding sense of optimism. The Maggini Quartet’s Naxos recordings of English string quartets by composers from Alwyn to Walton have gained numerous awards, critical plaudits and nominations from Gramophone, Diapason and the Grammys.

Rubbra, Edmund

  String Quartet No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 35
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:07:13
2.   II. Lento 00:08:34
3.   III. Vivace (revised 1946 version) 00:03:24
  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 112
4.   I. Largo ma molto flessibile - Allegretto 00:09:02
5.   II. Adagio 00:06:09
6.   III. Allegro leggiero 00:04:11
  String Quartet No. 4, Op. 150
7.   I. Andante moderato, ma liberamente - Allegretto scherzando 00:08:07
8.   II. Adagio e con molta espressione 00:08:12

Total Playing Time: 00:54:52

Rubbra, Edmund

Maggini Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572555

Barcode: 747313255573

Physical Release: 02/2011

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