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Rawsthorne: String Quartets ()

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composed by Alan Rawsthorne

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  1. Theme and Variations for Two Violins
  2. String quartet No 1 (Theme and Variations)
  3. String quartet No 2
  4. String quartet No 3
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When American classical music lovers think of twentieth century English music, what composers do they think of? Elgar? Certainly. Holst? Surely. Vaughan Williams? Probably. Britten? Possibly. Walton? Maybe. Arnold? Unlikely. Alwyn? Less likely. And Alan Rawsthorne? Highly unlikely. Why? Because Rawsthorne's music is rarely performed and recorded. Why? Because Rawsthorne might be best characterized as a less interesting Hindemith. The same lean, linear textures, the same astringent tonal harmonies, the same close attention ...