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George Onslow: String Quartets Op.54, Op.55

> String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54 - I. Introduzione: Adagio - Allegro moderato
> String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54 - II. Andante con variazioni, "Preghiera"
> String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54 - III. Scherzo: Allegro
> String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54 - IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo
> String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55 - I. Allegro
> String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55 - II. Scherzo: Presto
> String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55 - III. Adagio cantabile
> String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55 - IV. Finale: Allegro vivace
> String Quartet No. 30 in C minor, Op. 56 - I. Allegro maestoso ed espressivo
> String Quartet No. 30 in C minor, Op. 56 - II. Minuetto: Moderato
> String Quartet No. 30 in C minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
> String Quartet No. 30 in C minor, Op. 56 - IV. Finale: Vivace

Album Summary

>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings no 28 in E flat major, Op. 54
>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings no 29 in D minor, Op. 55
>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 56
Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"One of the five quartets you should know about" - Gramophone George Onslow was a British-French romantic composer who composed more than 60 quartets and quintets. These works are being rediscovered and published thanks to the support of the Bru-Zane Foundation in Venice. This recording includes two string quartets in world premiere.

The Guardian
It's a fascinating historical snapshot, beautifully rendered by the Diotima, who lavish immense care on every bar.

Gramophone Magazine
The playing has an airy, unemphatic brilliance that's perfect for the more showy passages, and an unusual purity of sound. Stylish use of portamento enhances any tender, expressive moments... this is outstanding quartet playing, making a powerful case for a neglected composer.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: MC2, Grenoble, France (07/2009).



Reviews

Onslow Quartets 28,29 and 30
See the review of this excellent 77 minute c.d.on page 147 of American Record Guide of July/August 2010.These 3 quartets were written in 1834 and written consecutively.6 pages of good notes in English.
Submitted on 11/01/10 by DaveG 
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Works Details

>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings no 28 in E flat major, Op. 54
  • Running Time: 25 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings no 29 in D minor, Op. 55
  • Running Time: 26 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Onslow, George : Quartet for Strings in C minor, Op. 56
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music