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Debussy: String Quartet / Sonata for Cello Ravel: String Quartet : Introduction & Allegro

Debussy: String Quartet / Sonata for Cello Ravel: String Quartet : Introduction & Allegro
Debussy: String Quartet / Sonata for Cello Ravel: String Quartet : Introduction & Allegro

Debussy: String Quartet / Sonata for Cello Ravel: String Quartet : Introduction & Allegro

Borodin Quartet
Rostropovich & Britten
(Cello Sonata)
Osian Ellis & Melos Ensemble
(Intro & Allegro)

Catalogue Number: ALC 1296
Number of Discs: 1
Date/Runtime: DDD 1962/69 stereo Time 77:33
Barcode: 5055354412967





(Cello Sonata) “triumphant … Rostropovich’s own superb playing in a variety of styles, admirably partnered by Britten (an outstanding chamber music pianist), a splendid performance of the Debussy sonata … notable for its sensitivity, fluidity and fantasy, and the remarkable rapport evidently existing between these two artists” (Gramophone) (Ravel): “beauty & subtlety of Ravel’s sublime septet are marvellously realised by this account…great delicacy of feeling…superb in every way … Osian Ellis’ fine musicianship…fine technique and musicality” (Penguin Guide) (Quartets: Not Reviewed UK)

    Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
    String Quartet in G minor, Op.10

  • [1] I. Animé et très décidé 6:16
  • [2] II. Assez vif et bien rythmé 3:33
  • [3] III. Andantino, doucement expressif 7:03
  • [4] IV. Très modéré – En animant peu à peu
  • – Très mouvementé et avec passion 7:14
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
    String Quartet in F major
    The Borodin Quartet
  • [5] I. Allegro moderato – très doux 8:37
  • [6] II. Assez vif – très rythmé 6:19
  • [7] III. Très lent 10:24
  • [8] IV. Vif et agité 5:06
  • Claude Debussy: Sonata for Cello & Piano
  • [9] I. Prologue: Lent, sostenuto e molto risoluto 5:05
  • [10] II. Sérénade: Modérément animé 3:26
  • [11] III. Finale: Animé, léger et nerveux 3:47
  • Maurice Ravel: Introduction & Allegro
  • [12] Introduction and Allegro for harp,
    flute, clarinet and string quartet 10:15