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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 4 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 10 and 11 / Life Quintet


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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 4 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 10 and 11 / Life Quintet

Alfred Hill was the doyen of Australasian composers, and his exploration of the string quartet demonstrates the range of his imagination. Both the Tenth and Eleventh quartets were written in 1935, but they offer richly differing affiliations. No. 10 brings a classical formality fused with hints of Gershwin, and a remarkable last movement which recalls the three earlier movements in rapid succession in just 32 bars, whereas No. 11 marks the height of Hill’s impressionist refinement, complete with a characteristically beautiful slow movement. The ‘Life’ Quintet, with its vocal finale, was written in 1912, a fascinating experiment later reworked into a symphony.

Hill, Alfred

  String Quartet No. 10 in E Major
1.   I. Allegro 00:07:26
2.   II. Adagio 00:05:54
3.   III. Scherzo 00:02:51
4.   IV. Finale: Allegro moderato 00:04:03
  String Quartet No. 11 in D Minor
5.   I. Andantino - Lento - Allegro 00:08:29
6.   II. Adagio 00:04:40
7.   III. Allegretto 00:06:28

Hill, Alfred
Mass Text / Hill, Alfred, lyricist(s)

  Life Quintet
8.   I. Grave - Allegro 00:10:08
9.   II. Marche funebre 00:11:50
10.   III. Scherzo 00:03:39
11.   IV. Finale, "Gloria in excelsis Deo": Adagio maestoso - Allegro maestoso (version for voices and piano quintet) 00:13:41

Total Playing Time: 01:19:09

Hill, Alfred

Hill, Alfred; Mass Text

Dorrell, Mark

Dominion String Quartet

Berentson, Chris; Berry, Amelia; Cheetham, Annabelle; Greager, Richard; Loader, Linden; Mapp, Richard; O'Connor, Daniel; Small, Keith; Williams, Bryony

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.572844

Barcode: 747313284474

Physical Release: 12/2011

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