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VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Phantasy Quintet / String Quartets Nos. 1-2

Composer(s):Vaughan Williams, Ralph
Artist(s) Maggini Quartet, Ensemble • Jackson, Garfield, viola
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber Music
Catalogue 8.555300
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
 
MP3
USD 6.99
 

 

   




Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The Maggini Quartet, even more responsive than on their previous discs of British music, give revelatory performances of works that too often have been underestimated, regarded as mere diversions from the composer’s regular path. The Magginis find a rare clarity and warmth in both quartets. The First was written soon after Vaughan William’s studies with Ravel in Paris, with obvious echoes not just of Ravel but of the Debussy Quartet. The Second Quartet dates from 1942 to 1943, written in the crucial gap between the lyrical Symphony No. 5 and the abrasive No. 6. Most revelatory of all is the Maggini performance of the Phantasy Quintet of 1912, a masterpiece long neglected, weighty and compressed. A slow prelude as intense as

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Review By Jacob Stockinger,The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal,April 2002

"These are terrific follow-ups, even if the quality of the music is uneven. There's not a lot that remains undiscovered in the string quartet repertoire, but for many listeners these works will be genuine finds."



Review By Jacob Stockinger,The Capital Times and Wisconsin State Journal,April 2002

"These are terrific follow-ups, even if the quality of the music is uneven. There's not a lot that remains undiscovered in the string quartet repertoire, but for many listeners these works will be genuine finds."








 

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