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BRITISH STRING QUARTETS (Maggini Quartet) (20-CD Box Set)



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BRITISH STRING QUARTETS (Maggini Quartet) (20-CD Box Set)

The string quartet is at the very heart of 20th-century British music, encompassing some of the quintessential works of the chamber music repertory. This compendium features fine examples of the genre, revealing the precocious talents of Benjamin Britten and John Ireland, the quicksilver craftsmanship of Frank Bridge and Alan Rawsthorne, the captured sunshine’ of Edward Elgar’s writing and the evocative pastoral renderings of Arthur Bliss and Arnold Bax. Although the musical styles of each of the composers featured in this collection are unique, their contributions are unified by an innate understanding and mastery of the string quartet form.

The multi-award-winning and twice GRAMMY® Award-nominated Maggini Quartet’s consummate and much lauded interpretations of these works are presented here together for the first time.

‘The Maggini Quartet’s association with the Naxos label and all things British has generated best-selling discs and some of the country’s most passionate music-making.’ – The Times

  1. ALWYN, W.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Novelette (Maggini Quartet)  8.570560
  2. ARNOLD, M.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Phantasy, "Vita Abundans" (Maggini Quartet)  8.557762
  3. BAX, A.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 (Maggini Quartet)  8.555282
  4. BAX, A.: String Quartet No. 3 / Lyrical Interlude (Maggini Quartet, G. Jackson)  8.555953
  5. BERKELEY, L.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Maggini Quartet)  8.570415
  6. BLISS, A.: String Quartet No. 1 / Conversations / String Quartet in A Major (N. Daniel, M. Cox, Maggini Quartet)  8.557108
  7. BLISS, A.: Clarinet Quintet / String Quartet No. 2 (D. Campbell, Maggini Quartet)  8.557394
  8. BRIDGE, F.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 3 (Maggini Quartet)  8.557133
  9. BRIDGE, F.: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 4 / Phantasie Piano Quartet (Maggini Quartet, Roscoe)  8.557283
  10. BRIDGE, F.: Phantasie Quartet / Novelletten / 3 Idylls / Short Pieces (Maggini Quartet)  8.553718
  11. BRITTEN, B.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / 3 Divertimenti (Maggini Quartet)  8.553883
  12. BRITTEN, B.: String Quartet No. 3 / Simple Symphony (Maggini Quartet)  8.554360
  13. ELGAR, E.: String Quartet in E Minor / Piano Quintet in A Minor (Donohoe, Maggini Quartet)  8.553737
  14. IRELAND, J.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / The Holy Boy (Maggini Quartet)  8.557777
  15. MOERAN, E.J.: String Quartets / String Trio (Maggini Quartet)  8.554079
  16. RAWSTHORNE, A.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Theme and Variations (Maggini Quartet)  8.570136
  17. RUBBRA, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Maggini Quartet)  8.572555
  18. RUBBRA, E.: String Quartet No. 2 / Amoretti / Ave Maria Gratia Plena / Piano Trio in 1 Movement (C. Daniels, Roscoe, Maggini Quartet)  8.572286
  19. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, R.: Phantasy Quintet / String Quartets Nos. 1, 2 (G. Jackson, Maggini Quartet)  8.555300
  20. WALTON, W.: String Quartet / Piano Quartet (Donohoe, Maggini Quartet)  8.554646

Alwyn, William; Arnold, Malcolm; Bax, Arnold; Berkeley, Lennox; Bliss, Arthur; Bridge, Frank; Britten, Benjamin; Elgar, Edward; Ireland, John; Moeran, Ernest John; Rawsthorne, Alan; Rubbra, Edmund; Vaughan Williams, Ralph; Walton, William

Spenser, Edmund; Villon, Fran├žois

Maggini Quartet

Angel, David; Campbell, David; Cox, Michael; Daniel, Nicholas; Daniels, Charles; Donohoe, Peter; Jackson, Garfield; Jackson, Laurence; Kaznowski, Michal; Outram, Martin; Roscoe, Martin

Label: Naxos

Series: Boxed Sets

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental; Orchestral; Vocal

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.502021

Barcode: 747313202133

Release Date: 09/2019

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