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William Sterndale Bennett: Sextet in F sharp minor; Chamber Trio; String Quartet in G



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Known for his sequence of Piano Concertos, Sterndale Bennett also wrote a small but distiguished body of chamber music. The String Quartet in G major is one of his earliest surviving works, revealing a precocious talent still strongly influenced by Haydn. Mendelssohn is the model for the Sextet, though Bennett's highly virtuousic piano writing, with its concertante interplay, reinforces the work's lyrical qualities and required dexterity as well as its advanced harmonies and hymnal beauty. The concise Chamber Trio radiates sheer charm while displaying an even greater grasp of structure and is the first English example in the trio form where both string instruments are given parts independent of the piano. The Villiers Quartet are British chamber music specialists with recent recordings by Elgar and Delius, and Fricker - 'Compelling, challenging and deeply satisfying British Music' The Strad
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Item number 8571379
Barcode 747313137978
Release date 12/10/2018
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Label Naxos Records
Media type CD
Number of units 1
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