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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 and 10 (Maggini Quartet)

Composer(s)Maxwell Davies, Peter
Artist(s) Maggini Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.557400
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
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USD 6.99
 

  Booklet / liner notes available
 


Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen’s Music. His musical idiom has been described by The New York Times as a combination of ‘medieval mysticism, modernist rigour and happy accessibility’. This fifth and final instalment of Maxwell Davies’s 10-quartet cycle commissioned by Naxos opens with Quartet No. 9, dedicated to Dame Kathleen Ollerenshaw, mathematician extraordinary, and sometime Lord Mayor of Manchester, both of which attributes have influenced the content of the work. The composer has written of Quartet No. 10, ‘in no way must this be a last quartet. I needed to leave the door open: I had enjoyed writing the Naxos so much, and perhaps even learned a thing or two, that more could, in theory, eventually flourish’.

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MAXWELL DAVIES, P.: Naxos Quartets Nos. 9 and 10 (Maggini Quartet) 1:03:54   
  Naxos Quartet No. 9              
      I. Allegro 11:33    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Largo flessibile 10:42    2.39   Add to cart  
      III. Presto 3:04    0.99   Add to cart  
      IV. Lento 4:40    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Alla marcia 1:42    0.99   Add to cart  
      VI. Allegro 5:15    1.59   Add to cart  
  Naxos Quartet No. 10              
      I. Broken Reel: Allegro 4:55    0.99   Add to cart  
      II. Slow Air and Rant: Adagio non troppo 3:30    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Passamezzo Farewell: Adagio flessibile 9:55    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Deil Stick da Minister: Allegro 2:38    0.99   Add to cart  
      V. Hornpipe Unfinished: Allegro moderato 6:00    1.59   Add to cart  
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