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String Quartet No.5, Op.36

Category Chamber Music > String Quartets
Composed 1984-1985
Duration (approx) 19 minutes
Parts 

String quartet

Recording(s) David Matthews - Complete String Quartets, Volume Two
Publisher Faber Music
Commission 

North West Arts.

First performance 23 October 1984
Venue Sheffield University
Orchestra / Ensemble Brodsky String Quartet
Review Hugo Cole, The Guardian, 28 February 1987
  

…lyrical and expansive, luminously scored with instruments rarely in conflict at the same pitched level. There is little close imitative writing, instruments are allowed many opportunities to lead the ensemble in long and expressive themes.