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RUBBRA, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Maggini Quartet)

Composer(s)Rubbra, Edmund
Artist(s) Maggini Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572555
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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The Maggini Quartet’s Naxos recording of Edmund Rubbra’s String Quartet No. 2 (8.572286) was praised as ‘superbly integrated…undeniably a great success’ by Gramophone. His remaining three string quartets, heard here, mark Rubbra as a great, though still undervalued, English composer whose music boasts an inexhaustible sense of freshness, a richly hued emotional palette and an abiding sense of optimism. The Maggini Quartet’s Naxos recordings of English string quartets by composers from Alwyn to Walton have gained numerous awards, critical plaudits and nominations from Gramophone, Diapason and the Grammys.

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RUBBRA, E.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Maggini Quartet) 54:52   
  String Quartet No. 1 in F minor, Op. 35          
      I. Allegro moderato 7:13       
      II. Lento 8:34       
      III. Vivace (revised 1946 version) 3:24       
  String Quartet No. 3, Op. 112          
      I. Largo ma molto flessibile - Allegretto 9:02       
      II. Adagio 6:09       
      III. Allegro leggiero 4:11       
  String Quartet No. 4, Op. 150          
      I. Andante moderato, ma liberamente - Allegretto scherzando 8:07       
      II. Adagio e con molta espressione 8:12       
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