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String quartets by
British composers -
heard by the late
HOWARD SMITH

'... the Kreutzer Quartet brings a faultless degree of unanimity and understanding to this selection of late twentieth century string music.'

Northern Lights - Kreutzer Quartet. © 2008 Metier Sound and Vision Ltd

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

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NORTHERN LIGHTS: KREUTZER QUARTET

JUDITH WEIR

ROBERT SAXTON

DIVINE ART LTD

UNITED KINGDOM

CHAMBER MUSIC

STRING QUARTETS

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