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DAVIES: Naxos Quartets Nos.7 and 8



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Peter Maxwell Davies is universally acknowledged as one of the foremost composers of our time, and is currently Master of the Queen's Music. Plainchant, musical tradition and the haunting landscape of his adopted Orkney Islands all serve as inspiration to Maxwell Davies' extraordinary and fecund imagination. This is the fourth release in a series of ten quartets commissioned by Naxos. 'Naxos Quartet No. 7' (2005) is a tribute to the Baroque architect Francesco Borromini. Its intense and brooding seven movements are contrasted by the bright and airy single-movement 'Quartet No. 8' (2005), based on John Dowland's Queen Elizabeth's Galliard, and dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II on the occasion of her eightieth birthday.
Facts
Item number 8557399
Barcode 747313239924
Release date 04/01/2007
Category Quartet
Label Naxos Classics
Media type CD
Number of units 1
Performers
Composers Davies, Peter Maxwell
Davies, Peter Maxwell
Orchestras Maggini Quartet
Maggini Quartet
Producers Walton, Andrew
Walton, Andrew
Disc: 1
Naxos Quartet No. 8
1 I. Adagio molto, "S. Carlo alle Quattro Fontane I"
2 II. Adagio, "S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini, Chiesa In
3 III. Lento molto, "S. Giovanni in Laterano"
4 IV. Adagio, "Oratorio dei Filippini (L'Alzato dell
5 V. Lento, "S. Ivo alla Sapienza"
6 VI. Adagio, "Scorsa Secolare - Palazzo Falconieri"
7 VII. Adagio, "Postludio - S. Carlo alle Quattro Fo
8 Naxos Quartet No. 8
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