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Nicholas Maw & Benjamin Britten String Quartets

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Catalogue No: SOMMCD 065
Release Date: 02/01/2007
Number of Discs: 1
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SOMM’s close collaboration with the Coull Quartet has so far produced two successful discs of Mozart String Quartets (SOMMCD 040 & 049). This third disc highlights the wide range of music performed by the Quartet. The ending of Maw’s 3rd. Quartet, with its quiet, mysterious repose at the conclusion of the passacaglia movement shares an obvious affinity with the Third Quartet by Britten, a composer Maw admires greatly.

Coull Quartet: Roger Coull & Philip Gallaway – Violins
Gustav Clarkson – Viola
Nicholas Roberts – Cello

This recording has been made with the generous support of the University of Warwick.

“Here is a group, exceptionally intelligent and responsive, which gives freshness to any music it touches.” The Guardian

On This Recording

  1. String Quartet No. 3: I. Moderato grazioso
  2. String Quartet No. 3: II. Larghetto pesante
  3. String Quartet No. 3: III. Presto volante
  4. String Quartet No. 3: IV. Allegro marcato
  5. String Quartet No. 3: V. Lento molto
  6. String Quartet No. 3: I. Duets: With moderate movement
  7. String Quartet No. 3: II. Ostinato: Very fast
  8. String Quartet No. 3: III. Solo: Very calm – Lively
  9. String Quartet No. 3: IV. Burlesque: Fast
  10. String Quartet No. 3: V. Recitative and passacaglia (La serenissima): Slow
  11. 3 Divertimenti: No. 1. March
  12. 3 Divertimenti: No. 2. Waltz
  13. 3 Divertimenti: No. 3. Burlesque