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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 6 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 15-17


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HILL, Alfred: String Quartets, Vol. 6 (Dominion String Quartet) - Nos. 15-17

Alfred Hill was the leading Australian-born composer of the Late Romantic era. During his studies in Leipzig from 1887 to 1891, he encountered luminaries such as Brahms, Dvořák, Tchaikovsky and Strauss. His 17 String Quartets, the first signifiant examples of the genre from Australasia, are beautifully crafted works which draw on the legacy of European chamber music. With their Schubert-like melodies and rhythms, the outer movements of String Quartet No. 15 frame a pair of harmonically more adventurous movements, No. 16 ‘Celtic’ includes a setting of a 17th-century Irish song followed by an Irish Jig, while the poignant No. 17 concludes with a brief quotation from Dvořák’s ‘New World Symphony’. This is the final volume of the Dominion Quartet’s acclaimed recordings of the complete Alfred Hill String Quartets.

Hill, Alfred

  String Quartet No. 15 in A Minor
1.   I. Adagio - Allegro con spirito 00:08:46
2.   II. Canzona 00:04:20
3.   III. Serenade 00:03:32
4.   IV. Finale: Allegretto 00:05:07
  String Quartet No. 16 in B-Flat Major, "The Celtic"
5.   I. Adagio - Allegretto 00:08:07
6.   II. Shule Agra: Adagio 00:07:28
7.   III. Jig 00:02:53
8.   IV. Finale: Adagio - Allegretto 00:05:32
  String Quartet No. 17 in C Major
9.   I. Adagio - Allegro 00:07:47
10.   II. Introduction and Serenade 00:05:25
11.   III. Finale: Allegretto 00:04:56

Total Playing Time: 01:03:53

Hill, Alfred

Dominion String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: 8.573416

Barcode: 747313341672

Physical Release: 11/2015

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