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Breton: String Quartets Nos. 1 & 3 / Breton String Quartet


Release Date: 03/13/2020 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573037  
Composer:  Tomás Bretón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tomas Breton’s distinguished career as an opera composer and leading figure in Madrid’s musical life at the turn of the 20th century has tended to overshadow the significant contribution he made to Spanish chamber music. He remained true to the historic roots of the string quartet genre- his First String Quartet being a tribute to the Viennese tradition in its Classical poise. The Third String Quartet exudes Mendelssohnian inspiration in its first movement with overtly Spanish idiom, the Allegro no mucho third movement also having been turned into a version for piano trio as the Scherzo andalou. This is the first of two albums of the complete string quartets. Tomas Breton’s distinguished career as an opera composer and leading figure in Madrid’s musical life at the turn of the 20th century has tended to overshadow the significant contribution he made to Spanish chamber music. He remained true to the historic roots of the string quartet genre- his First String Quartet being a tribute to the Viennese tradition in its Classical poise. The Third String Quartet exudes Mendelssohnian inspiration in its first movement with overtly Spanish idiom, the Allegro no mucho third movement also having been turned into a version for piano trio as the Scherzo andalou. This is the first of two albums of the complete string quartets. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings No. 3 in E Minor by Tomás Bretón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Spain 
2.
Quartet for Strings No. 1 in D Major by Tomás Bretón
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Breton String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Spain 

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