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Benjamin Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 ()


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Benjamin Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 - Takács String Quartet
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  1. String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 25
  2. String Quartet No. 2 in C major, Op. 36
  3. String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94
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Benjamin Britten's string quartets, although stylistically of a piece with his other music, are rather thorny works, lacking the extramusical references that are generally central to his musical language. They seem inward, mysterious. The last two of the three official quartets (there were also some youthful works) end with sizable contrapuntal movements that it's hard to get an emotional fix on; the last work, written in 1975 a year before Britten's death, is a sort of valediction for his career. What this music needs is ...

Benjamin Britten: String Quartets Nos. 1-3 2013, Hyperion

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