LEONE SINIGAGLIA (1868-1944): Complete Works for String Quartet, Vol. 1 - String Quartet in D, Op. 27, Concert-Étude in D, Op. 5, 2 Characterstücke, Op. 35, Variations on a Theme of Brahms, Op. 22, Scherzo, Op. 8, Hora Mystica.
Catalogue Number: 05V006
Description: Sinigaglia wrote a fascinating series of pieces for string quartet that reflect his powers of characterization and elegance. Flowing melodies can be heard throughout, not least in the Concert-Étude, while the more substantial Brahms Variations display his technical skill and expressive variety, whether reflective, somber or exuberant. The major work though is the 1902 quartet which exemplifies his dual inheritance: a commanding central European facility, combined with a natural Italian lyricism. Archos Quartet.