034571169057

Simpson: String Quartet No 13 & String Quintet No 2

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Cat No: CDA66905

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Release Date:  01 September 1997

Label:  Hyperion Records Ltd

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  034571169057

Genres:  Classical  Chamber Music  

  • Description

    The Clarinet Quintet which opens this disc is one of Simpson's most compelling works. Its expansive feel owes much to the models of Brahms and Mozart, yet Simpson creates an inimitable score which closes in ethereal beauty. String Quartet No 13 is the most compact of Simpson's later works in the genre. Playing without a break, its four movements follow fast-slow-fast-slow pattern requiring great intensity from all four players. The Second Quintet is Simpson's last composition to date. It is severe in character, containing some of the composer's toughest contrapuntal writing in the Allegro sections (which alternate with the calmer Moderato). The close is particularly gloomy.

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: I - Adagio
      • 2. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: I - Allegro ma non troppo
      • 3. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: II - Adagio molto
      • 4. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: III - Prestissimo
      • 5. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: IV - Grazioso e tranquillo
      • 6. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: V - Allegro molto
      • 7. Quintet For Clarinet And Strings: V - Andantino - Meno mosso
      • 8. molto sereno
      • 9. String Quartet No. 13: Allegro molto
      • 10. String Quartet No. 13: Andante
      • 11. String Quartet No. 13: Vivace
      • 12. String Quartet No. 13: Andante
      • 13. String Quintet No. 2: Moderato - Tempo 1
      • 14. String Quintet No. 2: Allegro - Tempo 2
      • 15. String Quintet No. 2: Tempo 1
      • 16. String Quintet No. 2: Tempo 2
      • 17. String Quintet No. 2: Tempo 1
      • 18. String Quintet No. 2: Tempo 2
      • . String Quintet No. 2: Tempo 1