Hill: String Quartets Vol 4 / Dominion String Quartet

Release Date: 12/13/2011
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8572844
Composer: Alfred Hill
Conductor: Mark Dorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Alfred Hill was the doyen of Australasian composers, and his exploration of the string quartet demonstrates the range of his imagination. Both the Tenth and Eleventh quartets were written in 1935, but they offer richly differing affiliations. No. 10 brings a classical formality fused with hints of Gershwin, and a remarkable last movement which recalls the three earlier movements in rapid succession in just 32 bars, whereas No. 11 marks the height of Hill’s impressionist refinement, complete with a characteristically beautiful slow movement. The ‘Life’ Quintet, with its vocal finale, was written in 1912, a fascinating experiment later reworked into a symphony.
Works on This Recording
1. Quartet for Strings no 10 in E major by Alfred Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ;
2. Quartet for Strings no 11 in D minor by Alfred Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1935 ; Australia
3. Quintet for Piano and Strings "Life" by Alfred Hill
Performer: Amelia Berry (Soprano), Richard Greager (Tenor), Chris Berentson (Tenor), Keith Small (Bass), Bryony Williams (Soprano), Annabelle Cheetham (Mezzo Soprano), Richard Mapp (Piano), Daniel O'connor (Bass), Linden Loader (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Mark Dorrell
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dominion Quartet
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912 ;
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