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Onslow: String Quartets Op 54 55 & 56


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  • Composer: George Onslow
  • Audio CD (March 30, 2010)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naive
  • ASIN: B002UOOM30
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #118,788 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54: Introduzione. Adagio - Allegro moderato
2. String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54: 'Preghiera'. Andante con variazioni
3. String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54: Scherzo. Allegro
4. String Quartet No. 28 in E flat major, Op. 54: Finale. Allegro non troppo
5. String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55: Allegro
6. String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55: Scherzo. Presto
7. String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55: Adagio cantabile
8. String Quartet No. 29 in D minor, Op. 55: Finale. Allegro vivace
9. String Quartet in C minor, Op. 56: Allegro maestoso ed espressivo
10. String Quartet in C minor, Op. 56: Minuetto. Moderato
11. String Quartet in C minor, Op. 56: Adagio cantabile e sostenuto
12. String Quartet in C minor, Op. 56: Finale. Vivace

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These surprisingly powerful works, heard in suave and energetic performances, reveal a composer who combined a mastery of thematic development and chromatic harmony with a lightness of touch - and a bold, operatic lyricism - that remains utterly French. --The New Yorker, Russell Platt, June 2010

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Wowee wow!! I had little expectation for this CD. I'd never heard of Quatuor Diotima and had previously heard enough music by George Onslow to believe that it was Schubert-and-water. But the music on this disc is marvelous and it is played with élan and superb musicianship by Quatuor Diotima.

Onslow was a Frenchman born of an English father and a French mother. He grew up in Clermont-Ferrand and schooled there, in Paris and in London. His most notable teacher was Anton Reicha. He was extremely prolific: he wrote three dozen string quartets and these come towards the end of that string, being Nos. 28, 29 and 30. The quartets on this CD can certainly stand beside those of Schubert which they resemble. They were written in 1830 not long after Schubert's and Beethoven's deaths. Both those composers, by the way, praised his music. They are definitely worth hearing. From the remarkable slow introduction of No. 28 to the virtuosic opening Allegro of No. 29 with its dizzying chromatic modulations to the dynamic sonata-allegro finale of No. 30, these are continually engaging and rewarding works.

As for the Quatuor Diotima, they are four young French musicians -- Yun-Peng Zhao & Naaman Sluchin, violins; Franck Chevalier, viola, & Pierre Mortet, cello -- who are clearly destined for stardom in the quartet world. Their playing is marked by precisely judged dynamics, crisp articulation, subtle phrasing, deep musicianship and consistent élan. They have in their short existence -- they were founded in the late 1990s -- received rave reviews and indeed I see by a search of the Internet that this disc has been awarded the 'diapason d'or'.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By sumoran on April 1, 2014
Not much to add to what Morrison said about this performance. I would just like to add that if you liked this you should look for Le Salon Romantique performances of Onslow's quintets which are even better. Quintet No 8 is just superb.

Another great performance of string quartets is by Quartet Ruggieri.
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