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Benjamin Britten: The Complete String Quartets / Brodsky Quartet

Album Summary

>Britten, Benjamin : Divertimenti (3), for string quartet
>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 25
>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36
>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94
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Notes & Reviews:

This 2-CD set includes the String Quartets written by Benjamin Britten, finally assembling the celebrated recordings by the Brodsky String Quartet. These are major works by a major composer, in a specially-priced reference account.

The Strad
The players gave unstintingly of their passion and energies, playing with a spirit so transformational you felt they were actually improving the world.

Gramophone
The Brodsky Quartet are the team for the new century.



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Works Details

>Britten, Benjamin : Divertimenti (3), for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Brodsky Quartet
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (05/10/2001/05/11/2001)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1933

>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D major, Op. 25
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Saxmundham, Suffolk, England (05/10/2001/05/11/2001)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C major, Op. 36
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape (12/10/2001-12/12/2001)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1945

>Britten, Benjamin : Quartet for Strings no 3, Op. 94
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape (12/10/2001-12/12/2001)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975