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CORP, R.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Country Matters (Wilde, Maggini Quartet)


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CORP, R.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Country Matters (Wilde, Maggini Quartet)

Praised for his previous choral music albums, British composer and conductor Ronald Corp now makes his Naxos chamber music début with this disc. His First String Quartet takes its name from the world’s largest, most stately and regal bird, the bustard, whose soaring flight and dance-like gait are evoked in this fascinating piece. His Second String Quartet celebrates a baby boy’s birth with joyful and exuberant music. The composer describes his song-cycle Country Matters as ‘poignant and riotously outrageous’. The Maggini Quartet are renowned for their authoritative interpretations of English chamber music, while tenor Mark Wilde also sings on several other Naxos recordings.

Corp, Ronald

  String Quartet No. 1, "The Bustard"
1.   I. Moderato 00:05:21
2.   II. Mesto semplice 00:09:32
3.   III. Scherzo vivo 00:03:14
4.   IV. Moderato assai - Più allegro non troppo - Allegro vivace 00:07:02

Corp, Ronald
Mainwaring, Steve, lyricist(s)

  Country Matters
5.   I. I Heard They Were Opening the Zoo 00:02:27
6.   II. Bird Song 00:03:32
7.   III. Pleasures Past 00:03:19
8.   IV. Don't Go Into The Kitchen 00:01:11
9.   V. Something Sad 00:02:34
10.   VI. Come Into The Garden 00:02:07
11.   VII. City of Wells 00:04:39

Corp, Ronald

  String Quartet No. 2
12.   I. Allegro 00:06:40
13.   II. Scherzo 00:06:05
14.   III. Moderato mesto 00:09:07
15.   IV. Allegro vivo 00:06:33

Total Playing Time: 01:13:23

Corp, Ronald

Mainwaring, Steve

Maggini Quartet

Wilde, Mark

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music; Vocal

Catalogue No: 8.572578

Barcode: 747313257874

Physical Release: 03/2011

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