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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described string quartet music as "four rational people conversing."  One wonders what Goethe might have said after listening to the releases in this feature.  The titles below each comprise an update to the string quartet, varying from mild to wild. The two quartets by William Walton show his range in compositional style across a quarter century. The first is by a teenage Walton eager to challenge the world with his music; the second, by a seasoned composer- assured and relaxed. We include another Doric String Quartet recording of Korngold, picked as an Editor's Choice by Gramophone Magazine.  Next are three Naxos recordings, including the genre-defying 'Songs without Words' by Bruce Wolosoff; then two from Gabriel Prokofiev that take the string quartet in entirely new directions.  Finally, the wildest of all, a collaboration between the ever-adventurous Kronos Quartet, and a Finnish duo of accordion and dj called Mariko.

Featured Releases:

KORNGOLD, E.W.: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 (Doric String Quartet)
WALTON, W.: String Quartets (Doric String Quartet)
TANEYEV, S.I.: String Quartets (Complete), Vol. 2 (Carpe Diem String Quartet) - Nos. 2, 4
WOLOSOFF, B.: Songs Without Words (Carpe Diem String Quartet)
Ronald Corp's 2 string quartets (Maggini String Quartet)
PROKOFIEV, G.: String Quartet No. 1 with Remixes (Elysian Quartet)
PROKOFIEV, G.: String Quartet No. 2 with Remixes (Elysian Quartet)
POHJONEN, K. / KOSMINEN, S.: Uniko (Kronos Quartet, Pohjonen, Kosminen)

No longer new but still relevant, we include complete string quartet cycles from Heitor Villa-Lobos and Vagn Holmboe.
During this feature, take 20% off any of these companion titles.

VILLA-LOBOS, H.: String Quartets, Vol. 1 - Nos. 1, 6, 17 (Cuarteto Latinoamericano)
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: String Quartets, Vol. 2 - Nos. 3, 8, 14 (Quarteto Latinoamericano)
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: String Quartets, Vol. 4 - Nos. 2, 12, 16 (Cuarteto Latinoamericano)
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: String Quartets, Vol. 5 - Nos. 5, 10, 13 (Cuarteto Latinoamericano)
VILLA-LOBOS, H.: String Quartets, Vol. 6 - Nos. 4, 9, 11 (Cuarteto Latinoamericano)
DCCD 9203
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 3 and 4 (Kontra Quartet)
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 2, 5, and 6
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 7, 8 and 9 (Kontra Quartet)
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 10, 11, and 12 (Kontra Quartet)
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 13-15 (Kontra Quartet)
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 16 and 18 / Svaerm (Kontra Quartet)
HOLMBOE, V.: String Quartets Nos. 17, 19 and 20

*Offer available from March 16 to 29, 2011 only.


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