String quartets by
British composers -
heard by the late
'... the Kreutzer Quartet brings a faultless degree of unanimity and understanding to this selection of late twentieth century string music.'
Northern Lights has brought to my attention string quartets by three respected British composers known to me by name yet not by a single bar of their music.
For that reason their works appeared to me like newly minted composition, with all the expectation and excitement such listening induces.
Capsule mini-biogs of all three composers follow.
John Casken (born Barnsley, Yorkshire, 1949) has been Professor of Music at the University of Manchester since 1992...
Copyright © 9 October 2017
Estate of the late Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand