Crisantemi - Italian String Quartets: Puccini, Cherubini, & Verdi / Raphael Quartet, Britten Quartet

Release Date: 11/27/2020
Label: Alto
Catalog Number: 1427
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“an essential disc for Puccini-fanciers … these chips off the workbench fascinatingly illuminate what we know of the opera composer … recorded sound is very vivid and immediate for the excellent Raphael Quartet.” … “Among the six quartet pieces I crisantemi is justly well known a charming piece that provided material for Manon Lescaut. The second of the three Minuets similarly gave Puccini the idea for the brilliant opening of that opera … Scherzo in A minor of the same year is delightful, presumably intended as another movement for the quartet” (Gramophone)

Works on This Recording
1. Crisantemi by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Raphael String Quartet
2. 3 Minuets by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Raphael String Quartet
3. Scherzo in A minor by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Raphael String Quartet
4. String Quartet in D Major by Giacomo Puccini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Raphael Ensemble
5. Quartet for Strings no 1 in E flat major by Luigi Cherubini
Orchestra/Ensemble: Britten String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1814 ; France
6. Quartet for Strings in E minor by Giuseppe Verdi
Orchestra/Ensemble: Raphael String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1873 ; Italy
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