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CORP, R.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Country Matters (Wilde, Maggini Quartet)

Composer(s)Corp, Ronald
Artist(s) Maggini Quartet, Ensemble • Wilde, Mark, tenor
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicVocal
Catalogue 8.572578
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available
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Praised for his previous choral music albums, British composer and conductor Ronald Corp now makes his Naxos chamber music début with this disc. His First String Quartet takes its name from the world’s largest, most stately and regal bird, the bustard, whose soaring flight and dance-like gait are evoked in this fascinating piece. His Second String Quartet celebrates a baby boy’s birth with joyful and exuberant music. The composer describes his song-cycle Country Matters as ‘poignant and riotously outrageous’. The Maggini Quartet are renowned for their authoritative interpretations of English chamber music, while tenor Mark Wilde also sings on several other Naxos recordings.

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CORP, R.: String Quartets Nos. 1 and 2 / Country Matters (Wilde, Maggini Quartet) 1:13:23   
  String Quartet No. 1, "The Bustard"          
      I. Moderato 5:21       
      II. Mesto semplice 9:32       
      III. Scherzo vivo 3:14       
      IV. Moderato assai - Piu allegro non troppo - Allegro vivace 7:02       
  Country Matters          
      I. I Heard They Were Opening the Zoo 2:27       
      II. Bird Song 3:32       
      III. Pleasures Past 3:19       
      IV. Don't Go Into The Kitchen 1:11       
      V. Something Sad 2:34       
      VI. Come Into The Garden 2:07       
      VII. City of Wells 4:39       
  String Quartet No. 2          
      I. Allegro 6:40       
      II. Scherzo 6:05       
      III. Moderato mesto 9:07       
      IV. Allegro vivo 6:33       
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