Sibelius: Voces Intimae

Sibelius: Voces Intimae

by Tempera Quartet
     
 

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Called Voces Intimae, this disc is the third volume of the complete works for string quartet by Jean Sibelius performed by Finland's all-woman Tempera Quartet. It contains two large-scale scores from 1890; the single-movement, 12-minute "Adagio in D minor"; and the four-movement, half-hour "Quartet in B flat major," plus theSee more details below

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Called Voces Intimae, this disc is the third volume of the complete works for string quartet by Jean Sibelius performed by Finland's all-woman Tempera Quartet. It contains two large-scale scores from 1890; the single-movement, 12-minute "Adagio in D minor"; and the four-movement, half-hour "Quartet in B flat major," plus the five-movement, half-hour "Voces Intimae' Quartet in D minor" from 1909 as well as the world-premiere recording of the preliminary ending of that work's last movement, and, as an encore, the composer's final work for quartet, the "Andante Festivo" from 1922, a single-movement, five-minute work of heartrending beauty. As in the first volumes, the Tempera Quartet's performances are consistently superlative. With an edgy tone, a tight ensemble, a strong technique, and a supple but propulsive sense of rhythm, the Tempera grants the early works the passion-driven performances they need to convince, the mature work the savage intensity it needs to succeed, and the late work the controlled ecstasy it has to have if the whole work is not to tip over into abject sentimentality. Produced and engineered by Hans Kipfer, this disc will be highly recommended for anyone who has heard the first two discs in the series, as well as for anyone who loves the string quartet music of Sibelius.

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Product Details

Release Date:
07/24/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318590014660
catalogNumber:
1466
Rank:
176285

Tracks

  1. Adagio & Fugue, for string quartet in D minor  - Jean Sibelius  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - Claude Pierray  -  Tempera Quartet
  2. String Quartet in B flat major, Op. 4  - Jean Sibelius  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - Claude Pierray  -  Tempera Quartet
  3. String Quartet in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56  - Jean Sibelius  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - Claude Pierray  -  Tempera Quartet
  4. String Quartet in D minor ("Voces Intimae"), Op. 56: 5. Allegro (preliminary ending) [from Risoluto, 8  - Jean Sibelius  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - Claude Pierray  -  Tempera Quartet
  5. Andante Festivo, for string quartet, JS 34a  - Jean Sibelius  - Andrew Barnett  - Robert Suff  - Claude Pierray  -  Tempera Quartet

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