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Delius, Elgar String Quartets



Playing time: 71'24"
Tracks: 9
Booklet pages: 6
© 2017 Naxos Rights US Inc
Reviewer: Stephen Francis Vasta
Review of Delius, Elgar String Quartets published on 10 April 2018

Listen: Delius: Late Swallows (String Quartet in E minor, original version) (track 6, 0:00-0:55)

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

Frederick Delius:

String Quartet in E minor (final version, 1917)
1 With animation
2 Quick and lightly
3 Late Swallows (Slow and wistfully)
4 Very quick and vigorously

Two movements from the original 1916 version, reassembled by Daniel Grimley (2016) (first recording)
5 Allegro moderato / With animation
6 Late Swallows (With slow waving movement)

Edward Elgar:

String Quartet in E minor (1918)
7 Allegro moderato
8 Piacevole (Poco andante)
9 Allegro molto

Recorded 25 and 26 July 2016 (tracks 1-6) and 24-25 October 2016 (tracks 7-9) at St Silas Church, Pentonville, London UK


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