Delius & Elgar - String Quartets

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Delius & Elgar - String Quartets

Villiers Quartet

£5.95

Two string quartets written by major British composers during the dark years of World War I are the focus of the latest Naxos disc from the young Villiers Quartet and, like their previous releases of works by Robert Still and Peter Racine Fricker, they provide rich food for thought.Frederick Delius originally composed his String Quartet in E minor as a three-movement work in spring 1916, and it was premiered in that form the following November. However, he was dissatisfied with the piece, and the following year substantially revised it, reworking the outer movemen... read more

Two string quartets written by major British composers during the dark years of World War I are the focus of the latest Naxos disc from the young Villiers Quartet and, li... read more

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