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ALWYN, W.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Novelette (Maggini Quartet)

Composer(s)Alwyn, William
Artist(s) Maggini Quartet, Ensemble
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.570560
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99

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For British composer William Alwyn CBE the string quartet was the “most perfect of mediums”. His String Quartet No. 1 of 1953 recalls the sound worlds of Dvořák, Janáček and Smetana, while repaying his debt to the Czech tradition with memorably original music. Almost 22 years later, his Second Quartet, ‘Spring Waters’, was prefaced by lines from Turgenev’s novel of the same name: “My careless years, / My precious days, / like the waters of springtime, / Have melted away.” The passionate opening of his Third, composed in 1984 and Alwyn’s swansong, leads to a conclusion of elegiac serenity.

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ALWYN, W.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Novelette (Maggini Quartet) 1:08:53   
  String Quartet No. 1 in D minor              
      I. Moderato e grazioso 5:45    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Allegro molto 4:07    0.99   Add to cart  
      III. Adagio 6:06    1.59   Add to cart  
      IV. Allegro vivace, molto ritmico 7:09    1.59   Add to cart  
  String Quartet No. 2, "Spring Waters"              
      I. Moderato - Lento - Adagio 9:04    1.59   Add to cart  
      II. Allegro scherzando 5:30    1.59   Add to cart  
      III. Adagio - Allegro moderato - Adagio e tranquillo - Allegro al fine 5:50    1.59   Add to cart  
  String Quartet No. 3              
      I. Allegro molto 10:01    2.39   Add to cart  
      II. Adagio - Allegro - Adagio 12:46    2.39   Add to cart  
  Novelette 2:35    0.99   Add to cart  
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