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Ridout: 6 String Quartets / Coull Quartet


Release Date: 06/22/2018 
Label:  Omnibus Classics   Catalog #: 5014  
Composer:  Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Alan Ridout’s six string quartets are skillfully crafted gems written in the last decade of this underrated composer’s life. Not a note is wasted in these highly contrasted, multi-faceted and engaging works. Full of beautiful melodies and rhythmic energy, they all nevertheless exude a poignancy and tenderness that is quite haunting and deeply intimate. They are recorded here for the first time by the renowned Coull Quartet. Formed in 1974 by students at the Royal Academy of Music under the guidance of renowned quartet leader, Sidney Griller, the Coull Quartet rapidly achieved national recognition, and were appointed Quartet- in-Residence by the University of Warwick in 1977, a post which they still hold today. The Quartet, which includes Read more two of its founder members, has performed and broadcast extensively throughout the UK, and has made tours of Western Europe, the Americas, Australia, China, India and the Far East. Since the mid-1980s the Coull Quartet has made over 30 recordings featuring a wide selection of the repertoire closest to their hearts, from the complete Mendelssohn and Schubert quartets to 20th century and contemporary British chamber music. Their album of quartets by Maw and Britten received universal acclaim; in addition to being featured in ‘Editor’s Choice’ in The Gramophone, it was also described as the ‘Benchmark Recording’ by BBC Music Magazine. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings No. 2 by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Quartet for Strings No. 5 by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Quartet for Strings No. 6 "Le Vitréen" by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
4.
Quartet for Strings No. 4 "Malden" by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
5.
Quartet for Strings No. 3 by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
6.
Quartet for Strings No. 1 by Alan Ridout
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Coull String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 

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