David Stoll - String Quartet No.4 ’Spaces in a Space’
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Label: Prima Facie
Cat No: PFCD033
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 23rd June 2014
'Spaces in a Space' - David Stoll’s String Quartet No.4 - was recorded in June 2013 by the Bingham String Quartet, and this Prima Facie CD was produced to coincide with the opening of a retrospective exhibition of the ceramic work of the late Emmanuel Cooper at the Ruthin Craft Centre in December 2013.
“The first idea for this quartet came from a remark made to me by Emmanuel Cooper on October 2003 at a private showing of his work”, notes David Stoll. “He said, only halfseriously, “You should write a piece of music to go with my exhibition of pots”. When I embarked upon my Fourth String Quartet I decided to take up the idea. At first I thought to write an ambient piece for an exhibition space, accompanying the experience of viewing the pots. But gradually more formal musical considerations seemed necessary as I wanted the piece to stand as a concert work in its own right.”
The Bingham String Quartet was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 1985 and has gone on to become one of the foremost chamber ensembles in the UK, with an enviable reputation for both classical and contemporary repertoire. The Quartet has recorded numerous CDs and has worked for radio and television both in the UK and as far afield as Australia.
The group has toured in Europe, the Middle East and Australia and has worked with distinguished musicians such as Jack Brymer, Raphael Wallfisch, Michael Collins and David Campbell. The Quartet’s educational activities have included residencies at London’s South Bank Centre, for several UK festivals and at Radley College. The Quartet is also known for its many performances of new works by some of the best young composers in Britain.
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