Britten: Complete String Quartets

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COMPOSERS: Britten
LABELS: Brilliant
WORKS: String Quartets Nos 1-3 & in D; Simple Symphony
PERFORMER: Britten Quartet
CATALOGUE NO: 9168

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This survey of Benjamin Britten’s quartet music has tremendous authority and verve in the earlier pieces, and almost unbearable poignancy in the final passacaglia of Quartet No. 3. Calum MacDonald