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Peter Racine Fricker: The String Quartets

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Playing time: 70'23"
Tracks: 11
Booklet pages: 4
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Sent to a reviewer on 18 February 2017

Listen: Peter Racine Fricker: Adagio (String Quartet No 3) (track 7, 0:00-0:54)

Villiers Quartet:
James Dickenson, violin
Tamaki Higashi, violin
Carmen Flores, viola
Nicholas Stringfellow, cello

Peter Racine Fricker (1920-90):

String Quartet No 1, Op 8 (1948-9) (first recording)
1 Adagio appassionato - Con brio - Meno mosso - Adagio ma liberamente - Con brio - Meno mosso tranquillamente - Vivo

String Quartet No 2, Op 20 (1952-3)
2 Inquieto allegro
3 Molto allegro
4 Adagio

String Quartet No 3 (1976) (first recording)
5 Presto - Poco meno mosso
6 Allegro feroce
7 Adagio
8 Allegro inquieto
9 Presto - Variations 1-8 - Coda più presto

Adagio and Scherzo (1943) (first recording)
10 Adagio
11 Scherzo (Allegro)

Recorded 15-16 October 2015 (String Quartet No 1), 6 January 2016 (String Quartet No 3) and 16 July 2016 (String Quartet No 2; Adagio and Scherzo) at the Church of St John the Evangelist, Upper Norwood, London UK.

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