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Stephen Dodgson: String Quartets, Vol. 3 / Tippett Quartet

Album Summary

>Dodgson, Stephen : Sextet for 2 violins, 2 violas & 2 cellos
>Dodgson, Stephen : Quintet for flute & string quartet
>Dodgson, Stephen : Quintet for clarinet & string quartet
>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 2
>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 8
>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 9
Performers Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Over the course of his long and distinguished career, Stephen Dodgson has written works in almost every form. An acute ear and sharp sense for instrumental sonorities have drawn him particularly to chamber music. His nine acknowledged string quartets (four more were withdrawn) are among the most important written by a modern English composer and range from works of an almost Bartókian intensity to pieces in which his light touch and sometimes mischievous wit shine through. His most recent quartet, the ninth, is a fine example of how serious things can be said in a light-hearted manner.

"The set cannily begins with the best material. The string sextet medium has been near-extinct after 19th-century highlights by Brahms, Dvorak and Schoenberg...unsurprisingly perhaps, given the technique needed to keep six individual parts in the air at once. In Dodgson's hands the problem hardly seems to exist...Overall, the Tippetts show sustained excellence in faultless sound." -BBC Music Magazine

"Idiomatic performances and warmly immediate recording, making for a fine conclusion to this worthwhile series." -Gramophone

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St. Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, England (2008-01-31&2008-02-01&2009-).



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Works Details

>Dodgson, Stephen : Sextet for 2 violins, 2 violas & 2 cellos
  • Performers: Julia O'Riordan (Viola); Caroline Dale (Cello)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, England (01/18/2010-01/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 17 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1996

>Dodgson, Stephen : Quintet for flute & string quartet
  • Performer: Robert Stallman (Flute)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2003

>Dodgson, Stephen : Quintet for clarinet & string quartet
  • Performers: Bozidar Vukotic (Cello); John Bradbury (Clarinet); Julia O'Riordan (Viola); Jeremy Isaac (Violin); John Mills (Violin)
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, England (01/18/2010-01/19/2010)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2007

>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 2
  • Running Time: 24 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1987

>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 8
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, England (03/03/2009-03/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2005

>Dodgson, Stephen : Quartet for Strings no 9
  • Notes: St. Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London, England (03/03/2009-03/04/2009)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 2006