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BOWEN, Y.: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 / Phantasy-Quintet (Lines, Archaeus String Quartet)

Composer(s)Bowen, York
Artist(s) Lines, Timothy, bass clarinet • Archaeus String Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.571366
Label / Series Naxos / British Music Society
Quality   320kbps
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Described by Saint-Saëns as ‘the most remarkable of the young British composers’, York Bowen was widely known as a pianist and as a composer, his fame reaching its zenith in the years immediately preceding the First World War. The writer and composer Thomas Dunhill described Bowen’s chamber music as ‘an essentially healthy and breezy phase in modern art’. This is especially true of the 1922 Carnegie Trust Award-winning Second Quartet, and while both quartets are based on clear-cut classical models the Third is more elusive and intimate in feeling, revealing the composer’s rarely displayed private side. The atmospheric Phantasy-Quintet provides a rare opportunity to hear the beauty of the bass clarinet in a truly eloquent


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BOWEN, Y.: String Quartets Nos. 2 and 3 / Phantasy-Quintet (Lines, Archaeus String Quartet) 1:10:24   
  String Quartet No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 41          
      I. Allegro assai 10:38       
      II. Poco lento 8:21       
      III. Finale: Presto 9:43       
  String Quartet No. 3 in G Major, Op. 46b          
      I. Allegro moderato e semplice 9:35       
      II. Poco lento e espressivo 10:31       
      III. Finale: Allegro assai con spirito 7:15       
  Phantasy-Quintet, Op. 93 14:21       
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