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Elgar: String Quartet; Malcolm Arnold: Sonata for Strings; Robert Simpson: Allegro Deciso / Orch. of St. Paul's / Palmer

Album Summary

>Elgar, Edward : Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83
>Arnold, Malcolm : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 118
>Simpson, Robert : Quartet for Strings No 3
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

This SOMM release brings together the premiere recordings of three works for string quartet in magnificent versions for string orchestra. The Elgar and Arnold Quartets have been arranged for strings by the renowned composer David Matthews, while Robert Simpson made his own arrangement of a movement (Allegro Deciso) from his Third Quartet.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow (03/24/2014-03/25/2014).



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Works Details

>Elgar, Edward : Quartet for Strings in E minor, Op. 83
  • Conductor: Ben Palmer
  • Ensemble: Orchestra of St Paul's
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow (03/24/2014-03/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1918

>Arnold, Malcolm : Quartet for Strings no 2, Op. 118
  • Conductor: Ben Palmer
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow (03/24/2014-03/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975

>Simpson, Robert : Quartet for Strings No 3
  • Conductor: Ben Palmer
  • Notes: St. Mary's Church, Walthamstow (03/24/2014-03/25/2014)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1954