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HALFFTER, R.: Chamber Music, Vol. 3 - String Quartet / Cello Sonata / 3 Movements / 8 Tientos (Breton String Quartet, Stokes, F.J. Segovia)

Composer(s):Halffter, Rodolfo
Artist(s) Stokes, John, cello • Breton String Quartet, Ensemble • Segovia, Francisco Jose, piano
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.572420
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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With its vibrant lightness of touch and warmth of expression, Rodolfo Halffter’s music is both approachable and stimulating. Volume 3 of this series (volumes 1 and 2 are available on 8.572418 and 8.572419) brings his complete string quartets, each with its own power and expression, exploratory intellectual curiosity and impish wit. The composer’s only Cello Sonata inhabits a world of neoclassical refinement with hints of Hispanic rhythm and melodic gesture, and Halffter’s Spanish/Mexican idiom is second nature to the Madrid based Bretón Quartet.



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