Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich - String Quartet

Orava Quartet

CD  |  Classical  |  09 Feb 2018

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Orava Quartet Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich - String Quartet CD


Deutsche Grammophon Australia is thrilled to announce the signing and debut album release of the country's most promising young string ensemble: the Orava Quartet.

Consisting of members Daniel Kowalik, David Dalseno (violins), Thomas Chawner (viola), and Karol Kowalik (cello). The Quartet has been hailed as the 'future of Australian chamber music' (The Australian), having arrived 'not merely on the international scene, but somewhere near its apex' (Australian Stage).

For its debut album, the Orava Quartet invites the listener on an emotive journey across a century of Russian music, from the lyrical Romanticism of Tchaikovsky's first string quartet in D major, Op. 11 – which includes the famous Andante cantabile second movement – to the little-known fragmented string quartet of Rachmaninov, in which only two movements have survived, to the troubled and oppressed world of 1960s Soviet Russia in which Shostakovich wrote his eighth string quartet, Op. 110. The incomplete Rachmaninov quartet is recorded here for the first time ever on the famous Deutsche Grammophon label.

Also included on this album is a special bonus track featuring Australian soprano Greta Bradman, singing Rachmaninov's famous Vocalise, arranged especially for this recording for soprano and double string quartet by Australian composer Richard Mills AM.

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Title: Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Shostakovich - String Quartet

Format: CD

Release Date: 09 Feb 2018

Artist: Orava Quartet

Sku: 2365139

Catalogue No: 4816876

Category: Classical

TRACKS

DISC 1

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11) - Moderato e semplice

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11) - Andante cantabile

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11) - Scherzo. Allegro non tanto e con fuoco Trio

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY (String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11) - Finale. Allegro giusto Allegro vivace

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (Two Movements for String Quartet)(String Quartet No. 1 unfinished) - Romance. Andante espressivo

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (Two Movements for String Quartet)(String Quartet No. 1 unfinished) - Scherzo. Allegro

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110) - Largo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110) - Allegro molto

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110) - Allegretto

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110) - Largo

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH (String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, Op. 110) - Largo

SERGEI RACHMANINOV (arranged by RICHARD MILLS for soprano and double string quartet) - Vocalise (Fourteen Romances, Op. 34 No. 14)(Bonus Track)