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Music for string quartet
by James MacMillan -
recommended by
ANDREW SCHARTMANN

'... expressive, virtuosic, and replete with subtle hues.'

James MacMillan: Visions of a November Spring. Edinburgh Quartet. © 2014 Delphian Records Ltd

Scottish composer James MacMillan is fortunate to have the Edinburgh Quartet by his side, for only an extremely talented group of musicians can bring his challenging body of work to life. In this new recording, the Edinburgh's performance is expressive, virtuosic, and replete with subtle hues.

As is typical of MacMillan's work, pitch is often treated as a static parameter — a recipe for frustration in the hands of a lesser ensemble. With the Edinburgh Quartet, however, this potentially dangerous feature sparkles from beginning to end...

Copyright © 1 March 2015 Andrew Schartmann,
Connecticut USA

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JAMES MACMILLAN: VISIONS OF A NOVEMBER SPRING

JAMES MACMILLAN

DELPHIAN RECORDS LTD

STRING QUARTETS

CHAMBER MUSIC

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

SCOTLAND

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