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String Quartets by
Elgar and Delius -
heard by
STEPHEN FRANCIS VASTA

'From the soft yet unified opening attack, we know that the Villiers Quartet will serve the score well.'

Delius: String Quartet; Elgar: String Quartet. Villiers Quartet. © 2017 Naxos Rights US Inc

These English Romantic quartets complement each other nicely.

Perhaps because of his popular, gently lyrical short works, Delius is frequently tagged as 'English pastoral' — what one commentator derided as the 'cow-pat' school. His larger works, however — like the tone-poem, Paris: The Song of a Great City, with its Straussian surges — prove that this is an incomplete picture at best. His string quartet is a dynamic score that occasionally strains at the bounds of the form...

Copyright © 10 April 2018 Stephen Francis Vasta,
New York, USA

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DELIUS, ELGAR STRING QUARTETS - VILLIERS QUARTET

FREDERICK DELIUS

EDWARD ELGAR

STRING QUARTETS

CHAMBER MUSIC

ENGLAND

NAXOS

LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

2016

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