Delius & Sibelius: String Quartets (CD)

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Fitzwilliam String Quartet

Hidden gems of the chamber music repertoire, the Fitzwilliam String Quartet’s sublime recordings of the string quartets of Sibelius and Delius are released on CD for the first time, coupled with Delius’s little cello masterpiece – his Sonata in one movement.

Alan George of the Fitzwilliam Quartet provides the liner notes for the two pieces this ensemble has recorded and this reissue is dedicated to the memory of Christopher Rowland, first violinist, who recently passed away.

Recording Producers: Peter Wadland (Quartets); Michael Bremner (Sonata)
Balance Engineers: John Dunkerley (Quartets); Stanley Goodall (Sonata)
Recording Locations: ‘The Maltings’, Concert Hall, Snape, UK, December 1978 (Quartets); University College, Cardiff, UK, October 1971 (Sonata)
Remastering Engineer: Craig Thompson (The Audio Archiving Company)

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Jean Sibelius: String Quartet in D minor, Op.56 "Voces intimae" *
1. Andante - Allegro molto moderato
2. Vivace
3. Adagio di molto
4. Allegretto (ma pesante)
5. Allegro

Frederick Delius: String Quartet 1916 *
1. With animation
2. Quick & lightly
3. Late Swallows
4. Very quick & vigorously

Frederick Delius: Sonata in one movement for cello and piano (1916) #

Fitzwilliam Quartet *

George Isaac, cello #
Martin Jones, piano #

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