This album of works by English composers Britten and Bliss really has everything going for it. This starts before the disc is even removed from the case; the packaging is attractive and simple. The liner notes are detailed, extremely well written, and provide a wealth of information on the composers, the works featured on the album, their relationship to one another, and their place in the larger historical context. Truly first-rate work before listening even begins. As for the actual performance, the Vermeer Quartet lives up to its reputation as one of the great string quartets. Every aspect of the execution is well conceived and thoughtful - rhythms, articulations, dynamics, tone color, and balance are all masterful. Oboist Alex Klein delivers one of the warmest, most pleasing oboe sounds in memory. He blends beautifully with the strings and matches their musical concept masterfully.
Album · 2006 · 9 Songs. By Benjamin Britten - Vermeer Quartet. 9 Songs, 1 Hour 2 Minutes. Released: Jan 1, 2006.
View all. Title Artist Album Time. String Quartet No. 1, Op. 7, Sz. 40, BB 52: III. Introduzione - Allegro - attacca: - Allegro vivace. Bartok: String Quartets (Complete).
Album title: Britten, Bliss. Composer(s): Bliss, Britten. Works: Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2; String Quartet No. 3; Oboe Quintet. Performer: Vermeer Quartet; Alex Klein (oboe). This is an enterprising and useful coupling. Britten’s trim and deft little Phantasy Quartet is hardly over-recorded, while Arthur Bliss’s Oboe Quintet of 1927, with its delightful Irish-jig finale, has remained virtually unknown in comparison to his later Clarinet Quintet. Written for Leon Goossens and first performed in the USA, it emerges as one of his finest chamber works.
String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94: III. Solo: Very calm - Benjamin Britten, 4:430:30. 8. 94: IV. Burlesque: Fast-con fuoco - Benjamin Britten, 2:180:30. 9. 94: V. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima) - Benjamin Britten, 10:050:30. More by Vermeer Quartet.
Britten & Bliss offers the Vermeer's first recording of British music in a career spanning nearly four decades. Customers Also Bought. Vermeer QuartetAlex Klein. CDR 90000 093. Play Cedille Selects. The longer Cedille Selects track excerpts are designed to provide a representative overview of the album. Britten: Phantasy Quartet, Op. 2 (1932) (13:16). 1. BENJAMIN BRITTEN (1913–1976). I. Assai sostenuto (8:09). 2. ARTHUR BLISS (1891–1975). Quintet for Oboe and String Quartet (1927) (22:35).
|1||Phantasy Quartet, for oboe & string trio in F minor, Op. 2||Vermeer Quartet||13:22|
|Quintet for oboe & string quartet, Op. 44, F. 21|
|2||1. Assai sostenuto||Vermeer Quartet||8:14|
|3||2. Andante con moto||Vermeer Quartet||8:43|
|4||3. Vivace||Vermeer Quartet||5:44|
|String Quartet No. 3, Op. 94|
|5||1. Duets: With moderate movement||Vermeer Quartet||5:31|
|6||2. Ostinato: Very fast||Vermeer Quartet||3:22|
|7||3. Solo: Very calm||Vermeer Quartet||4:43|
|8||4. Burlesque: Fast - con fuoco||Vermeer Quartet||2:18|
|9||5. Recitative and Passacaglia (La Serenissima)||Vermeer Quartet||10:05|
Performer: Vermeer Quartet
Title: Britten & Bliss
Style: Chamber Music
Size MP3: 1813 mb
Size FLAC: 1533 mb
Rating: 4.5 / 5
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