Peter Maxwell Davies Chamber Music

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Catalogue No: MSVCD 92055
EAN/UPC: 5060054460057
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Release Date: September 2003
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Discs: 1
Total Playing Time: 78:15
Sample: Little Quartet no. 1 : 1st mvt (extract)

Until his recent death, Maxwell Davies was one of the most prominent and revered names in contemporary music. On this CD we present chamber music written between 1952 and 1987 performed by the Kreutzer Quartet and renowned soloists.

Track Listing

Peter Maxwell Davies:

  1. Quartet Movement (2:32)
  2. I. Five Pieces for Piano, op. 2 – I – Andante (1:20)
  3. II. Five Pieces for Piano, op. 2 – II- Allegro (1:30)
  4. III. Five Pieces for Piano, op. 2 – III- Andante (6:19)
  5. IV. Five Pieces for Piano, op. 2 – IV -Adagio non troppo (1:55)
  6. V. Five Pieces for Piano, op. 2 – V- Allegretto (4:43)
  7. I. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano – I- Moderato (3:51)
  8. II. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano – II – Allegro-Presto-Prestissimo (4:08)
  9. III. Sonata for Clarinet and Piano – III Adagio – Lento molto (7:17)
  10. String Quartet (12:16)
  11. I. Hymnos – Section 1 (0:24)
  12. II. Hymnos – Section 2 (0:35)
  13. III. Hymnos – Section 3 (1:06)
  14. IV. Hymnos – Section 4 (0:31)
  15. V. Hymnos – Section 5 (0:14)
  16. VI. Hymnos – Section 6 (1:24)
  17. VII. Hymnos – Section 7 (0:27)
  18. VIII. Hymnos – Section 8 (1:19)
  19. IX. Hymnos – Section 9 (4:45)
  20. I. The Seven Brightnesses – Section 1 (1:03)
  21. II. The Seven Brightnesses – Section 2 (1:14)
  22. III. The Seven Brightnesses – Section 3 (1:48)
  23. IV. The Seven Brightnesses – Section 4 (1:23)
  24. V. The Seven Brightnesses – Section 5 (1:06)
  25. I . Little Quartet No. 1 – I – Andante (2:42)
  26. II. Little Quartet No. 1 – II – Allegro (2:03)
  27. III. Little Quartet No. 1 – III – Lento (4:29)
  28. Little Quartet No. 2 (3:58)

Reviews

Clarinet And Saxophone Magazine

This is a most worthwhile and imaginatively programmed disc, with fine music expertly played.

” —unknown reviewer
Gramophone

This programme gives a remarkably clear picture of Peter Maxwell Davies’s art. Guy Cowley and Ian Pace’s playing is strong and well controlled. All the playing, indeed, is excellent – the Kreutzer Quartet’s pure tone and fine intonation are great assets in the pared-down idiom of the two Little Quartets. With realistic, sensitive recording, this is a must for anyone interested in Maxwell Davies.

” —Duncan Druce
International Record Review

Recorded with an ideal combination of spaciousness and clarity, and with a booklet note combining overview and observations from the players, this is a timely disc – and not just on account of Maxwell Davies’s somewhat depleted representation in the current catalogue.

” —Graham Simpson
The Sunday Times

The 1961 String Quartet is a masterpiece, uniting the neo-medieval and neo-Mahlerian in Davies’s totally original way. RECORD OF THE YEAR 2003

” —Paul Driver