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BERKELEY, L.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Maggini Quartet)

Central to Lennox Berkeley’s chamber music output are the three string quartets that occur at regular intervals during the first half of his career. The First Quartet suggests the presence of Bartók and Stravinsky, its style recalling Berkeley’s years in Paris, while by the time of the Second Quartet, in which the balance between formal clarity and expressive depth is effortlessly achieved, these influences have been thoroughly absorbed. Written in 1970, the Third Quartet features one of the composer’s finest slow movements, a Lento which begins with ghostly harmonics before building to a climax of considerable intensity.


Berkeley, Lennox

  String Quartet No. 1, Op. 6
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro - Moderato 00:07:51
2.   Play with flash player II. Andante non troppo - Lento 00:05:55
3.   Play with flash player III. Scherzo: Vivace 00:03:53
4.   Play with flash player IV. Theme and 6 variations: Moderato 00:08:48
  String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15
5.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:07:12
6.   Play with flash player II. Lento 00:05:30
7.   Play with flash player III. Allegro 00:05:48
  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 76
8.   Play with flash player I. Allegro moderato 00:04:32
9.   Play with flash player II. Allegro vivace 00:02:21
10.   Play with flash player III. Lento 00:06:05
11.   Play with flash player IV. Molto vivace 00:05:07

Total Playing Time: 01:03:02






Composer(s):
Berkeley, Lennox

Ensemble(s):
Maggini Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.570415

Barcode: 747313041572

Boxset: 8.502021

Release Date: 12/2007

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