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Tippett: Complete String Quartets Vol 1 / Tippett String Quartet

Album Summary

>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 4
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Notes & Reviews:

Michael Tippett, who was 'invincibly drawn to the quartet medium' when he heard performances by the Busch and Lener Quartets during his student years in London, wrote five string quartets spanning his entire compositional life. On this first disc of the complete Quartets, the tuneful 'String Quartet No. 1' is followed by the 'String Quartet No. 2', notable for its abundant lyricism and lithe, dancing rhythms. In sharp contrast to both these works stands the more dissonant 'String Quartet No. 4', an unbroken sequence of numbered movements, which reflect the 'String Quartet Op. 131' of Tippett's compositional hero, Beethoven.



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>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, England (11/12/2007-11/14/2007)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1934-1943

>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, England (11/12/2007-11/14/2007)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941-1942

>Tippett, Michael : Quartet for Strings no 4
  • Notes: St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, England (11/12/2007-11/14/2007)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1977-1978