Unfold

The Kreutzer Quartet has forged an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets.

They are the dedicatees of numerous works, and over many years have forged creative partnerships with composers including Sir Michael Tippett, David Matthews, Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir and Hafliði Hallgrímsson. In this recording, they present works by eminent Australian Composers, Don Banks, Nigel Butterley, Richard Meale and Felix Werder

Artist

Kreutzer Quartet

The Kreutzer Quartet has forged an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s most dynamic and innovative string quartets. They are the dedicatees of numerous works, and over many years have forged creative partnerships with composers including Sir Michael Tippett, David Matthews, Michael Finnissy, Judith Weir and Hafliði Hallgrímsson.


Track Listing

  1. Don Banks: String Quartet Don Banks
  2. Nigel Butterley: String Quartet Nigel Butterley

  3. Movement 1
  4. Movement 2
  5. Richard Meale: String Quartet No. 1 Richard Meale

  6. Movement 1: Variations - far away
  7. Movement 2
  8. Felix Werder: Stright Quartet No. 8 - Consort Music Felix Werder

Composers

Nigel Butterley

Since the 1960s Butterley has produced a significant body of work, including a violin concerto, orchestral pieces, vocal and chamber works. As a pianist, Butterley has specialised in the performance of contemporary music and lesser-known works from other periods.

Richard Meale

Richard Meale (b1932) is one of the towering figures of Australian composition. After initial music studies in piano, clarinet, harp, history and theory at the Sydney Conservatorium, Meale also studied non-Western music at UCLA, especially Japanese court music and Javanese and Balinese gamelan.

Felix Werder

German-born Felix Werder came to be regarded as being at the forefront of the Australian musical avant-garde and, despite being told his music was too avant-garde for the public, his music was widely performed. His early twelve-tone music has now given way to a more improvisatory, collage-like style that often makes virtuosic demands on its performers.


Where to buy

Unfold can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Release date
July 2014
Phonogram
℗ 2014 Move Records
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MD 3371
Alternate catalogue number
MD3371
Barcode
EAN 9314574337426