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Halffter: Chamber Music Vol 3 / Madrid Community Orchestra Soloists

Halffter / Segovia / Breton String Quartet
Release Date: 07/26/2011 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572420   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Rodolfo Halffter
Performer:  John StokesFrancisco José Segovia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With its vibrant lightness of touch and warmth of expression, Rodolfo Halffter’s music is both approachable and stimulating. Volume 3 of this series (volumes 1 and 2 are available on 8.572418 and 8.572419) brings his complete string quartets, each with its own power and expression, exploratory intellectual curiosity and impish wit. The composer’s only Cello Sonata inhabits a world of neoclassical refinement with hints of Hispanic rhythm and melodic gesture, and Halffter’s Spanish/Mexican idiom is second nature to the Madrid based Bretón Quartet. With its vibrant lightness of touch and warmth of expression, Rodolfo Halffter’s music is both approachable and stimulating. Volume 3 of this series (volumes 1 and 2 are available on 8.572418 and 8.572419) brings his complete string quartets, each with its own power and expression, exploratory intellectual curiosity and impish wit. The composer’s only Cello Sonata inhabits a world of neoclassical refinement with hints of Hispanic rhythm and melodic gesture, and Halffter’s Spanish/Mexican idiom is second nature to the Madrid based Bretón Quartet. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Tientos (8) for String Quartet, Op. 35 by Rodolfo Halffter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; Mexico 
2.
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 26 by Rodolfo Halffter
Performer:  John Stokes (Cello), Francisco José Segovia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1960; Spain 
3.
Quartet for Strings, Op. 24 by Rodolfo Halffter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1958; Mexico 
4.
Movements (3) for String Quartet, Op. 28 by Rodolfo Halffter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1962; Mexico 

Sound Samples

String Quartet, Op. 24: I. Sonata
String Quartet, Op. 24: II. Cavatina
String Quartet, Op. 24: III. Scherzo
String Quartet, Op. 24: IV. Fanfare
Cello Sonata, Op. 26: I. Allegro deciso
Cello Sonata, Op. 26: II. Tempo de Siciliana
Cello Sonata, Op. 26: III. Rondo: Allegro
3 Movements, Op. 28: I. Allegro
3 Movements, Op. 28: II. Larghetto
3 Movements, Op. 28: III. Allegro
8 tientos, Op. 35: I. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: II. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: III. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: IV. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: V. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: VI. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: VII. -
8 tientos, Op. 35: VIII. -

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