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Maxwell Davies: The Naxos Quartets / Maggini Quartet

Davies / Maggini Quartet
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8505225   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Michal KaznowskiMartin OutramDavid AngelLaurence Jackson,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Number of Discs: 5 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen’s Music. His musical idiom has been described by The New York Times as a combination of ‘medieval mysticism, modernist rigour and happy accessibility’. Maxwell Davies’s 10-quartet cycle commissioned by Naxos is now collected in this 5-CD boxed set. The composer has written of Quartet No 10, ‘in no way must this be a last quartet. I needed to leave the door open: I had enjoyed writing the Naxos Quartets so much, and perhaps even learned a thing or two, that more could, in theory, eventually flourish’.

‘The Maggini perform with the no-holds-barred commitment and jaw-dropping technical acumen we have
Read more come to expect from them throughout this massive project.’ (Gramophone)

‘Peter Maxwell Davies’s Naxos Quartet cycle, now complete on disc, make a hugely varied sequence in mood, manner, scale and inspiration’ (The Guardian)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2003; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 31 Minutes 4 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings no 4 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2004; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5.
Quartet for Strings no 6 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Michal Kaznowski (Cello), Martin Outram (Viola), David Angel (Violin),
Laurence Jackson (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 35 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Quartet for Strings no 5 "Naxos - Lighthouses of Orkney and Shetland" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  David Angel (Violin), Michal Kaznowski (Cello), Laurence Jackson (Violin),
Martin Outram (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Suffolk, England 
Length: 20 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Quartet for Strings no 7 "Naxos - Metafore sul Borromini" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  David Angel (Violin), Laurence Jackson (Violin), Martin Outram (Viola),
Michal Kaznowski (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2005; Italy 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 53 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Quartet for Strings no 8 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Laurence Jackson (Violin), David Angel (Violin), Martin Outram (Viola),
Michal Kaznowski (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2005; England 
Venue:  Potton Hall, Westleton, Suffolk, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 51 Secs. 
9.
Quartet for Strings no 9 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Martin Outram (Viola), Michal Kaznowski (Cello), Laurence Jackson (Violin),
David Angel (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Written: England 
Length: 36 Minutes 23 Secs. 
10.
Quartet for Strings no 10 "Naxos" by Peter Maxwell Davies
Performer:  Martin Outram (Viola), David Angel (Violin), Michal Kaznowski (Cello),
Lorraine McAslan (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Maggini String Quartet
Written: England 
Length: 25 Minutes 23 Secs. 

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