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Bax: String Quartets no 1 & 2 / Maggini String Quartet

Album Summary

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major
>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 in E minor
Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"These are certainly excellent and well-recorded renditions and at Naxos's price a super bargain. Quartet 1, from 1918, shows Bax at his closest to Dvorak. Quartet 2 [is] longer, lusher, more complex and fully textured and symphonic, and more rhapsodic and unconventional in form. [It] is bursting with energy and ideas, and there are sections of notable beauty and imagination." - Lehman, ARG

International Record Review
The first Quartet in G major, is an absolute charmer, especially the delightful finale and Second, more probingly serious...



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>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in G major
  • Ensemble: Maggini Quartet
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (12/19/1999-12/21/1999)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1918

>Bax, Arnold [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 in E minor
  • Ensemble: Maggini Quartet
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, England (12/19/1999-12/21/1999)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1925