Quincy Porter - String Quartets Nos 5-8 | Naxos - American Classics 8559781

Quincy Porter - String Quartets Nos 5-8

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Label: Naxos - American Classics

Cat No: 8559781

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Chamber

Release Date: 29th June 2015



The generation of composers which proved so influential in mid-twentieth century America included Roger Sessions, Howard Hanson, Roy Harris and Quincy Porter. Porter’s much-admired orchestral music is marked by originality in its absorption of neo-classicism, but his series of nine string quartets also represents an important contribution to the genre.

Quartets Nos 5 to 8 are the works of a composer who had been a professional string player in the 1920s, and are marked by rhythmic sophistication and melodic tension.

A very enjoyable disc which whets one’s appetite for the remaining five quartets.’ – Penguin Guide on Vol.1 (8.559305).

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