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Britten String Quartet no 2; Bliss: String Quartet no 2; Delius: Late Swallows; Purcell: Chacony / Barbirolli Quartet

Album Summary

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 70, F. 26
>Delius, Frederick : Late Swallows, for strings (arr. by Fenby from the 3rd movement of String Quartet no 2)
>Purcell, Henry : Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730
>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36
Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"The Barbirollis give warm, idiomatic, intense performances of both works, at times reflecting the comment of one critic in a review, who described their playing as 'red-blooded'... A very welcome issue." -Gramophone Magazine

Gramophone Magazine
The Barbirollis give warm, idiomatic, intense performances of both works, at times reflecting the comment of one critic in a review, who described their playing as 'red-blooded'...A very welcome issue.

Fanfare Magazine, November/December 2012
Nimbus's recording is quite bright, which, though it seems to work well in the aggressively played Bliss, generally does the ensemble no favors, especially in the Britten.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/21/2011-04/27/2011).



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Works Details

>Bliss, Sir A. [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 70, F. 26
  • Ensemble: Barbirolli Quartet
  • Notes: Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/21/2011-04/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1950

>Delius, Frederick : Late Swallows, for strings (arr. by Fenby from the 3rd movement of String Quartet no 2)
  • Notes: Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/21/2011-04/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Purcell, Henry : Chacony for Strings in G minor, Z 730
  • Notes: Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/21/2011-04/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1678

>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36
  • Notes: Nimbus Concert Hall, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth UK (04/21/2011-04/27/2011)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945