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Hill: String Quartets Vol 2 / Dominion String Quartet

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>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor
>     1. Allegro
>     2. Adagio ma non troppo
>     3. Scherzo
>     4. Finale
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids')
>     1. Allegro
>     2. Scherzo
>     3. Adagio ma non troppo
>     4. Finale
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major
>     1. Allegro deciso - Andante
>     2. Intermezzo
>     3. Andante
>     4. Finale

Album Summary

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids')
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

While Hill's first three string quartets were reminiscent of Dvorak and Tchaikovsky, these three demonstrate new directions. With the slow movement of 'Quartet No. 4' hinting at influences of Elgar, and 'Quartet No. 6' conceived in a kind of retro-classical idiom, 'Quartet No. 8' clearly marks the beginning of a new sound world, with hints of the musical language of the impressionists and a rather English sounding Finale. Hill's trademark slow movement gems remain a feature in all three quartets with the outer movements offering memorable melodies and much finesse in his string quartet writing.



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>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: David Chickering (Cello); Donald Maurice (Viola); Rosemary Harris (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor :: 2. Adagio ma non troppo
  • Performers: Donald Maurice (Viola); David Chickering (Cello); Rosemary Harris (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor :: 3. Scherzo
  • Performers: Donald Maurice (Viola); David Chickering (Cello); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); Rosemary Harris (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 4 in C minor :: 4. Finale
  • Performers: Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola); David Chickering (Cello); Rosemary Harris (Violin)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids') :: 1. Allegro
  • Performers: David Chickering (Cello); David Pulcher (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids') :: 2. Scherzo
  • Performers: David Pulcher (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola); David Chickering (Cello)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids') :: 3. Adagio ma non troppo
  • Performers: David Chickering (Cello); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); David Pulcher (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 6 in G major, ('The Kids') :: 4. Finale
  • Performers: Donald Maurice (Viola); David Chickering (Cello); David Pulcher (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major :: 1. Allegro deciso - Andante
  • Performers: David Chickering (Cello); Rosemary Harris (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major :: 2. Intermezzo
  • Performers: David Chickering (Cello); Donald Maurice (Viola); Rosemary Harris (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major :: 3. Andante
  • Performers: Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); Donald Maurice (Viola); Rosemary Harris (Violin); David Chickering (Cello)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 8 in A major :: 4. Finale
  • Performers: Rosemary Harris (Violin); Yury Gezentsvey (Violin); David Chickering (Cello); Donald Maurice (Viola)
  • Notes: Expressions Theater, Upper Hutt, New Zealand (06/19/2007/04/07/2008)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic