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Northern Lights - British String Quartets / Kreutzer String Quartet

> String Quartet No. 2 - I. With piquant verve
> String Quartet No. 2 - II. With jazzy obstinancy
> String Quartet No. 2 - III. With haunted fascination
> String Quartet No. 2 - IV. With playful determination
> String Quartet - I. Serene
> String Quartet - II. Con moto
> String Quartet - III. Presto
> Songs, Dances and Ellipses - I. Gently flowing, singing
> Songs, Dances and Ellipses - II. Light, dancing
> Songs, Dances and Ellipses - III. Still, calm, sustained
> Songs, Dances and Ellipses - IV. Subito molto piu mosso, vivo
> Songs, Dances and Ellipses - V. Dancing, quick

Album Summary

>Casken, John : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
>Weir, Judith : String Quartet
>Saxton, Robert : Songs, Dances and Ellipses, for string quartet
Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Three works for string quartet by contemporary composers from the United Kingdom are performed here by the highly acclaimed Kreutzer Quartet. They are the dedicatees of numerous works and have forged creative partnerships with composers including Sir Michael Tippett, Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir and David Matthews, among others.



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Works Details

>Casken, John : Quartet for Strings no 2 in D major
  • Running Time: 21 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Weir, Judith : String Quartet
  • Running Time: 13 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1990

>Saxton, Robert : Songs, Dances and Ellipses, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 27 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1997-1998