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String Quartet No.3, Op.18

Category Chamber Music > String Quartets
Composed 1977-1978
Duration (approx) 19 minutes
Recording(s) Brindisi String Quartet
David Matthews - Complete String Quartets, Volume Three
Publisher Faber Music


First performance 7 May 1980
Venue York University
Orchestra / Ensemble Fitzwilliam Quartet
Review Meredith Oakes, The Listener, 14 August 1980

The quartet has excellent spacing. It is airy and fresh: the lines settle gently against one another with no unnecessary busyness; chords and single notes alternate with infinite act tact and variety.