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Let It Be

The Beatles for
String Quartet -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'The four Wihan players ... give this disc their best shot.'

Wihan Quartet - The Beatles. © 2014 Wyastone Estate Ltd

The Beatles' inspiring tunes will continue to live in the widest variety of formats and arrangements.

This Nimbus Alliance CD brings together carefully selected and imaginatively arranged 'fab four' scores by Czech composer Luboš Krtička, age forty-nine.

Yet while Krtička preserves the melodic content of the enduring Beatles music the irreplaceable Lennon & McCartney insouciance is missing.

Nimbus' programme begins with Eleanor Rigby, a haunting and memorable testament to loneliness from August 1966, familiar for its urgent impetus derived by using a double string quartet, an idea of producer George Martin (born 1926)...

Copyright © 23 September 2014 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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WIHAN QUARTET - THE BEATLES

WIHAN QUARTET

LIVERPOOL

ENGLAND

CZECH REPUBLIC

NIMBUS RECORDS

STRING QUARTETS

CHAMBER MUSIC

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