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Tippett: String Quartets / Heath Quartet


Release Date: 03/04/2016 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 80   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Sir Michael Tippett’s complete String Quartets are given fresh perspectives by the vibrant and adventurous Heath Quartet. The first ensemble in 10 years to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Young Artist Award, the Heaths bring irresistible energy to these works.

From Quartet No. 1, premièred in what was the first professional performance of the composer’s music, and Quartet No. 3, written during the Second World War whilst Tippett, a committed pacifist, faced a prison sentence, to his landmark fifth and final quartet, Tippett’s stirring and powerfully individual writing is recorded in the intimate acoustic of Wigmore Hall. Read more /> Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935; England 
Date of Recording: 12/03/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 14 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 by Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; England 
Date of Recording: 03/16/2014 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 20 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 by Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946; England 
Date of Recording: 12/03/2013 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 30 Minutes 25 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 by Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978; England 
Date of Recording: 01/17/2014 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 26 Minutes 36 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 5 by Michael Tippett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Heath Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990-1991; England 
Date of Recording: 04/26/2014 
Venue:  Live  Wigmore Hall, London 
Length: 29 Minutes 50 Secs. 

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