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String Quartet 1 D Maj / String Quartet 2 C Maj

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  1. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25: I. Andante sostenuto: Allegro vivo 9:16Album Only
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  5. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36: I. Allegro calmo senza rigore 7:50$0.89  Buy MP3 
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Product Details

  • Performer: Maggini String Quartet
  • Composer: B. Britten
  • Audio CD (October 27, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00000DHRC
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #251,198 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By drollere on January 8, 2004
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these are splendid performances of britten's most inspired chamber pieces and, for me, one of the high points in the 20th century chamber repertory. i'm a huge fan of britten's 2nd quartet and very particular about how it should be played: the maggini do a wonderful job, combining a crackling technique with expansive lyricism, perfect phrasing, rock solid ensemble and intonation, and a ecstatic elevation of expression when the music calls for it. the fiery lyricism and dynamic range of the 1st quartet is conveyed fully with none of the squealing attack that mars other performances, and the 3rd quartet is unfurled in all its eery and bizarre textures, but without exaggerating the "con fuoco" ponticello of the "burlesque" into harshly abrasive scraping. indeed, these performances may display the most beautiful and tactful range of timbre and color of any set available, and for that the sound engineering must take some credit.

this disc and its companion include britten's three quartets with his "three divertimenti" and the "simple symphony" in quartet scoring (although in the latter the cello is either augmented or replaced by a double bass). both discs are highly recommended and no connoisseur of these pieces should pass them by.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By H. Hyten on August 2, 2006
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Before purchasing this CD, I had only heard the #2 quartet in concert, and so I'm afraid I cannot offer a comparative review. That said, it seems to me the Maggini Quartet offers all you could reasonably ever want from these works. They combine great elegance with great passion and dynanism. All the strings, including first violin, are sweet and lyrical when called for, and aggressive and trenchant when required. A very "involving" performance, and I've come to love these works and try foisting them on people whenever able.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Hiram Gomez Pardo HALL OF FAME on December 20, 2008
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If I had to pronounce myself for the best string quartets of the century, I should have to give my vote for these admirable works. The first quartet, composed in 1941, is admirable, lyrical and expressive. On the other hand, the second one was a deserved homage to Henry Purcell with motive of being celebrating his 250th anniversary. And what better homage than write a chaconne in the last movement?.

I still have to deplore The Allegri Quartet version has not released on CD format, which it is a pity, because perhaps we are talking about one of their most celebrated musical achievements.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G.D. VINE VOICE on September 13, 2011
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I have already been thoroughly impressed by the Maggini's version of Britten's third quartet, and I am happy to report that the first volume in the series, containing the first two quartets, is equally impressive. Of course, the technical challenges of this music present no challenge to the Magginis, and they respond with wonderful unity of ensemble, incisive attacks and a marvelous range of nuances. Even if the recorded sound they receive lack a little in warmth and presence that hardly detracts from this splendid release. The first quartet is splendidly done and the three Divertimenti contains plenty of vitality. Yet it is in the second quartet that Maggini's really turns a strongly recommended release into a well-neigh mandatory one. Their approach is relatively unfussy and straightforward, but they generate a staggering momentum, full of air and detail, and the final Chaconne is quite magnificent here. I have not heard all the competition in the Britten quartet, of course, and there are some pretty strong names amongst it, but I doubt that anyone will be remotely disappointed by the Maggini versions. Very strongly recommended.
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful By T. Takeuchi on August 4, 2003
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My friend has a recording of the Julliard quartet on London records, but this recording is very nice and well worth the bargain price.
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