IMOGEN HOLST (1907-1984): Phantasy Quartet, Sonata for Violin and Cello, String Trio No. 1, The Fall of the Leaf for Solo Cello, Duo for Viola and Piano, String Quintet.

Catalogue Number: 10T060

Label: NMC

Reference: D236

Format: CD reissue

Price: $18.98

Description: We offered this as a self-produced disc by the performers, exclusively imported by us (03K071). Now NMC has taken it up - same booklet and numbering but in a slipcase with NMC number and logo - to help it reach a wider audience. The early (1928) Phantasy Quartet is every collector's dream of English pastoral music. From then on, though, this guardian of her father's heritage, teacher and writer, moves onward stylistically to late Bridge, Bartók and Britten in music which is terse, often harmonically complex and spiced with dissonance yet always somehow acknowledging the English roots at the base of it all. Let's hope we hear more of this distinctive voice. Court Lane Music. Original 2008 Court Lane Music release.

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