An exciting juxtaposition of 20th century Australian and 19th century European musical styles. Gordon Kerry's 'Torquing Points for String Quartet' and Mark Pollard's 'The Quick or the Dead' are approachable and lyrical pieces that fit well with this CD's classical works.
Includes 'Nocturne' from 'String Quartet no. 2 in D ' (Borodin), 'String Quartet no.9' (Sculthorpe), 'Italian Serenade' (Hugo Wolf), 'Quartettsatz' from 'String Quartet movement in C minor, D.703' (Schubert) and 'Andante Cantabile' from 'String Quartet no. 1 in D major, op.11' (Tchaikovsky)
The Melbourne String Quartet has appeared in various guises over the years. One group formed in 1973 and another in 1994.
“More unexpected is the delicious, European-drawing-room sound that Move's engineers have given to this CD.”
— The Melburnian
“I hardly need say that the Melbourne String Quartet plays these pieces superbly well.”
— The Melburnian
- String Quartet No. 2 in D Nocturne Alexander Borodin
- String Quartet No. 9 Peter Sculthorpe
- Italian Serenade Hugo Wolf
- 1st movement
- 2nd movement
- String Quartet Movement in C Minor, D. 703 Quartettsatz Franz Schubert
- The Quick or the Dead Mark Pollard
- String Quartet No. 1 in D major, Op. 11 Andante Cantabile Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Torquing Points for String Quartet Gordon Kerry
Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky was a Russian composer of the Romantic era. He wrote some of the most popular concert and theatrical music in the classical repertoire, including the ballets Swan Lake, The Sleeping Beauty and The Nutcracker, and the 1812 Overture.
Currently teaching composition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Mark Pollard completed a Masters degree at La Trobe University and has been awarded several prizes.
Born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1929 and passing away in 2014, Peter Sculthorpe was one of Australia's best-known composers and a fine pianist. Recordings of Sculthorpe's orchestral works and music for strings have won a number of Australian Record Industry Awards (ARIA).
Franz Peter Schubert was an Austrian composer. Today, Schubert is admired as one of the leading exponents of the early Romantic era in music and he remains one of the most frequently performed composers.
Gordon Kerry's music ranges from the symphonic through chamber music to choral music and opera. He is frequently commissioned by Australian orchestras, chamber ensembles, festivals and soloists, as well as ensembles in the USA and Europe.
Where to buy
Recorded at the Move Records Studio, Melbourne Australia.