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PORTER, Q.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 - Nos. 5-8 (Ives Quartet)


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PORTER, Q.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 - Nos. 5-8 (Ives Quartet)

The generation of composers which proved so influential in mid-twentieth century America included Roger Sessions, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris and Quincy Porter. Porter’s much-admired orchestral music is marked by originality in its absorption of neo-classicism, but his series of nine string quartets also represents an important contribution to the genre. Quartets Nos. 5 to 8 are the works of a composer who had been a professional string player in the 1920s and are marked by rhythmic sophistication and melodic tension. ‘A very enjoyable disc which whets one’s appetite for the remaining five quartets.’ – Penguin Guide on Volume 1 (8.559305).

Porter, Quincy

  String Quartet No. 7
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:06:39
2.   II. Adagio molto 00:04:51
3.   III. Allegro moderato 00:04:10
  String Quartet No. 5
4.   I. Adagio ma non troppo - Allegro moderato - 00:06:10
5.   II. Andante, calmo 00:05:53
6.   III. Allegro molto 00:05:44
  String Quartet No. 6
7.   I. Allegro molto 00:08:41
8.   II. Adagio 00:05:28
9.   III. Allegro giocoso 00:04:02
  String Quartet No. 8
10.   Lento - Allegro - Poco meno mosso - 00:09:32
11.   Adagio molto espressivo 00:04:48

Total Playing Time: 01:05:58

Porter, Quincy

Ives Quartet

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.559781

Barcode: 636943978122

Physical Release: 06/2015

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