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Maxwell Davies: Naxos Quartets no 5 & 6 / Maggini Quartet

> Naxos Quartet No. 5 - I. Largo
> Naxos Quartet No. 5 - II. Lento
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - I. Allegro
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - II. Allegro moderato: Dominica Tertia Adventus, Antiphona
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - III. Presto
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - IV. Adagio molto
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - V. Andante: In Die Nativitatis
> Naxos Quartet No. 6 - VI. Allegro

Album Summary

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Naxos Quartet no 5 for string quartet ("Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland"), J. 432
>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Naxos Quartet no 6 for string quartet, J. 437
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Notes & Reviews:

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time. This is the third release in a series of ten quartets commissioned by Naxos. Quartet No. 5 was inspired by the dramatic sweeping beams of Orcadian lighthouses, while the composer himself describes Naxos Quartet No. 6 as "an ambitious work of six movements - a counterbalance in the cycle of ten quartets to the relatively slight fourth and fifth."

International Record Review
I have found listening to these ten quartets an absorbing experience, at the end of which I can only suggest that listeners explore them for themselves. The performances by the musicians for whom they were written and coached by the composer, are exemplary...

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (05/26/2005-05/28/2005).



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>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Naxos Quartet no 5 for string quartet ("Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland"), J. 432
  • Running Time: 20 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2004

>Maxwell Davies, Peter : Naxos Quartet no 6 for string quartet, J. 437
  • Running Time: 34 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2005