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Panufnik, Lutoslawski: String Quartets / Tippett Quartet

Panufnik / Lutoslawski
Release Date: 08/12/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 573164   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Andrzej PanufnikWitold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tippett String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 1 "Prelude, transformations and postlude" by Andrzej Panufnik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tippett String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977; England 
Venue:  Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Univers 
Length: 19 Minutes 30 Secs. 
2.
Quartet for Strings no 2 "Messages" by Andrzej Panufnik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tippett String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; England 
Venue:  Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Univers 
Length: 21 Minutes 28 Secs. 
3.
Quartet for Strings no 3 "Wycinanki" by Andrzej Panufnik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tippett String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; England 
Venue:  Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Univers 
Length: 11 Minutes 44 Secs. 
4.
Quartet for Strings by Witold Lutoslawski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tippett String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/17/2013 
Venue:  Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge Univers 
Length: 26 Minutes 54 Secs. 

Sound Samples

String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 2, "Messages"
String Quartet No. 3, "Wycinanki"
String Quartet: I. Introductory movement
String Quartet: II. Main movement

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Common country, uncommon sounds September 12, 2014 By Ralph Graves (Hood, VA) See All My Reviews "The Tippett Quartet is a young ensemble that continues to explore the under-recorded portions of the string quartet repertoire. I enjoyed their Naxos recording of Miklos Rozsa's music, and I enjoyed this release -- albeit for different reasons. On paper, Andrzej Panufnik and Witold Lutoslawksi may seem like a good match. Both composers are from Poland, both were active around the same time, and both are recognized internationally for the quality of their music. But there are significant differences between the two. Lutoslawski's string quartet from 1964 sounds far more "modern" and avant-garde than Panufnik's quartets, which were written far later. Lutoslawski's quartet incorporates aggressive dissonances and extended string techniques to create an atmosphere of stormy unrest. By contrast, Panufnik seems more concerned about developing simple motifs that are inherently tonal. And while that tonality is often obscured, it never totally goes away. The Tippett Quartet seems equally at at home with both composers. They perform the Lutoslawski quartet with steely resolve and a machine-like precision that the music demands. In the Panufnik works, the quartet seems to be playing in a more relaxed fashion, with a much warmer ensemble sound. It's an interesting program, and one that the Tippett Quartet successfully pulls off." Report Abuse
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