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Ireland: String Quartets / Maggini Quartet

Album Summary

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D minor
>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for string orchestra or string quartet
>Ireland, John [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C minor
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Notes & Reviews:

"...Having been less than entranced by these student efforts on an earlier release by the Holywell Ensemble (ASV, 6/99), the prospect of hearing them again did not exactly fill me with relish. So hats off to the Maggini Quartet, who deliver performances of such infectious conviction, purposefulness and poise as to force me into a re-evaluation... Ireland's mellifluous inspiration never threatens to outstay its welcome, especially when championed as eloquently as here. Sandwiched between the quartets comes 'The Holy Boy', one of Ireland's sweetest melodies and raptly 'sung' by the Magginis. The Potton Hall sound is admirably clean and true, the balance expertly judged." -Gramophone

International Record Review
The recording is excellent, and Andrew Burn's notes are first-rate...



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>Ireland, John [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 1 in D minor
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2004-01/23/2004)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1897

>Ireland, John [Composer] : The Holy Boy, version for string orchestra or string quartet
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2004-01/23/2004)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Ireland, John [Composer] : Quartet for Strings no 2 in C minor
  • Notes: Potton Hall, Suffolk, England (01/21/2004-01/23/2004)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1897