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Walton: Piano Quartet, String Quartet / Donohoe, Maggini


Release Date: 05/16/2000 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554646   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sir William Walton
Performer:  David AngelMartin OutramLaurence JacksonMichal Kaznowski,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String QuartetMaggini String Quartet members
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Like a well-made martini, William Walton's best music is bracing and aromatic, sophisticated, but with an edge to it. The A minor String Quartet has many qualities in common with the First Symphony--an air of uneasy, agitated anticipation alternating with meditative melancholy, jumpy rhythms giving way to romantic ardor. The less well-known Piano Quartet is an interesting product of Walton's student years at Oxford and shows a strong affinity for Ravel's chamber music. Both works are expertly performed by the Maggini Quartet, who are currently working their way through the English quartet repertoire for Naxos and doing a splendid job of it. Their partner in the Piano Quartet is Peter Donohoe, who already has recorded a very successful Read more version of the Elgar Quintet with them, also available on Naxos. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 2 in A minor by Sir William Walton
Performer:  David Angel (Violin), Martin Outram (Viola), Laurence Jackson (Violin),
Michal Kaznowski (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945-1947; England 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Piano and Strings by Sir William Walton
Performer:  Michal Kaznowski (Cello), Martin Outram (Viola), David Angel (Violin),
Laurence Jackson (Violin), Peter Donohoe (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 28 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: England (1919 - 1921). 

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