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Fitkin: String Quartets / Sacconi Quartet


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 518  
Composer:  Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Sacconi Quartet record the string quartets of British composer Graham Fitkin, The Composer writes in the introduction to this disc: “The string quartet medium seems to me to thrive in contexts of both poignant intimacy or extrovert forceful information overload. (And indeed all those delicate shades in between.) I feel it has a strength of purpose that I relish, an honest homogeneity to it, a good wide pitch range and quite frankly the ability to play decent long sustained notes or short pizzicati. It’s been all too tempting.” Composed between 1992 and 2007, this disc compiles Fitkin’s complete works for String Quartet, performed by one of the UK’s most dynamic and versatile string quartets. The Sacconi Quartet record the string quartets of British composer Graham Fitkin, The Composer writes in the introduction to this disc: “The string quartet medium seems to me to thrive in contexts of both poignant intimacy or extrovert forceful information overload. (And indeed all those delicate shades in between.) I feel it has a strength of purpose that I relish, an honest homogeneity to it, a good wide pitch range and quite frankly the ability to play decent long sustained notes or short pizzicati. It’s been all too tempting.” Composed between 1992 and 2007, this disc compiles Fitkin’s complete works for String Quartet, performed by one of the UK’s most dynamic and versatile string quartets. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Servant by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992; England 
2.
Inside by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
3.
A Small Quartet by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
4.
Another Small Quartet by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
5.
String by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 
6.
Pawn by Graham Fitkin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sacconi String Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: England 

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