Robert Still - The Four String Quartets | Naxos 8571353

Robert Still - The Four String Quartets

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8571353

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 29th September 2014

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Robert Stillís four string quartets vividly encapsulate his compositional career. The first two, of which No.1 was first performed in 1948, display an early inclination towards folk-song and pre-classical models, while Nos 3 and 4, written during the 1960s 'without key', reflect his later change towards a continental European-influenced method of composition that can be summed up by the abandonment of writing in a tonal style.

These world premiŤre recordings owe a considerable debt to the editorial expertise of James Dickenson, leader of the Villiers Quartet, who prepared the performance material from the original scores.

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