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Alfred Hill (1869-1960): String Quartets, Vol. 5 / Dominion String Quartet

Album Summary

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 12 in E major
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 13 in E flat major
>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 14 in B minor
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Notes & Reviews:

Although Australian by birth, Alfred Hill spent much of his youth in New Zealand before embarking on studies in Leipzig, where he met Brahms, Dvorak and Tchaikovsky. A prolific symphonist and operatic composer, he also wrote a sequence of seventeen notable string quartets. His style evolved constantly, the influence of Dvorak leading on to the impressionism of his mid-period. By the time of the String Quartets Nos. 12 to 14 his mastery of technique – in his younger days he had played in a prominent string quartet – ensure that the music is balanced, subtle, and full of playful wit. This is the fifth of six volumes of the complete Alfred Hill String Quartets.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand (2012-06-04&2013-05-27_2013-).



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>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 12 in E major
  • Ensemble: Dominion String Quartet
  • Running Time: 20 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 13 in E flat major
  • Running Time: 19 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Hill, Alfred : Quartet for Strings no 14 in B minor
  • Running Time: 24 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic