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ARNOLD: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Vita Abundans


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ARNOLD: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Vita Abundans

Although better known for his nine Symphonies and his film scores, Malcolm Arnold made a significant contribution to chamber music. His two string quartets form a fascinating contrast. The first comes early in Arnold’s career, whereas the second was written more than thirty years later, after he had established himself as one of the most successful British composers of his generation, and had entered into an increasingly unsettled domestic life which gave his music a tragic and often bitter resonance.

Arnold, Malcolm

  String Quartet No. 1, Op. 23
1.   I. Allegro commodo 00:05:02
2.   II. Vivace 00:02:57
3.   III. Andante 00:06:36
4.   IV. Allegro con spirito 00:04:01
  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 118
5.   I. Allegro 00:06:16
6.   II. Maestoso con molto rubato - Allegro vivace 00:04:11
7.   III. Andante 00:08:21
8.   IV. Allegretto - Vivace - Lento 00:08:45
  Phantasy, "Vita Abundans"
9.   String Quartet Phantasy, "Vita Abundans" 00:10:50

Total Playing Time: 00:56:59

Arnold, Malcolm

Maggini Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.557762

Barcode: 0747313276226

Physical Release: 03/2007

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