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Quayle: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 / Avalon String Quartet


Release Date: 12/07/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559851  
Composer:  Mattew Quayle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avalon String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Matthew Quayle writes: “I am delighted to share the Avalon Quartet’s powerful rendition of my three string quartets on Naxos. These remarkable musicians display their uncommon insight and interpretive range throughout the album- from the introspective yet ardent journey of the expansive First Quartet, to the spiky mischief of the Second, to the enigmatic meandering through the thirteen fleeting movements of the Third. They have fully captured the stylistic diversity and dramatic intensity of these deeply personal pieces.” Matthew Quayle’s music has been commissioned and performed by ensembles including Albany Symphony Orchestra, Arditti String Quartet, Avalon String Quartet and Baltimore Chamber Orchestra. He is active as a pianist and has Read more performed widely as a solo pianist and chamber musician. The Avalon String Quartet, who have recorded the works, were involved in the early performances of all three quartets and they have earned the composer’s strong admiration and imprimatur. The Chicago Tribune described the quartet as “an ensemble that invites you- ears, mind, and spirit- into its music.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings No. 1 by Mattew Quayle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avalon String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2005; United States 
2.
Quartet for Strings No. 2 "Sweet Insanity" by Mattew Quayle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avalon String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2006; United States 
3.
Quartet for Strings No. 3 by Mattew Quayle
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Avalon String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2016; United States 

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