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INTIMATE VOICES: SIBELIUS STRING QUARTETS

Flinders Quartet

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JEAN SIBELIUS  1865-1957
1-5. String Quartet No. 4 in D minor, Op. 56 'Voces Intimae' (Intimate Voices)  (composed 1909)
I Andante - Allegro molto moderato
II Vivace
III Adagio di molto
IV Allegretto (ma pesante)
V Allegro

6-9. String Quartet No. 2 in A minor, JS 183  (composed 1889)
I Andante - Allegro
II Adagio ma non tanto
III Vivace
IV Allegro

Total Playing Time: 60'07

Flinders Quartet:
Helen Ayres violin
Shane Chen violin
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello

Executive Producer Toby Chadd
Recording Producer Stephen Snelleman
Recording Engineer, Editing and Mastering Thomas Grubb, Mano Musica
Recorded 6-8 July 2015 in the Wyselaskie Auditorium, Parkville, Melbourne.

This project was supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.


Review in Limelight Magazine December 2015 issue:

"This is a superb disc."

"Their shading, rhythmic pliability and tautness of ensemble are impeccable. To my mind, this is the finest performance of this work since the Griller Quartet’s recording from the late 1940s, and of course the Flinders Quartet enjoys much better sound."

 

REINVENTIONS

Flinders Quartet with Genevieve Lacey

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1–6. ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Re-inventions
Re-invention No. 1 for descant recorder (based on J.S. Bach’s Invention No. 8 in F major)
Re-invention No. 2 for tenor recorder (based on Bach’s Invention No. 4 in D major)
Re-invention No. 3 for descant recorder (based on Bach’s Invention No. 13 in A minor)
Re-invention No. 4 for tenor recorder (based on Bach’s Invention No. 1 in C major)
Re-invention No. 5 for bass recorder (based on Bach’s Invention No. 6 in E major)
Re-invention No. 6 for sopranino recorder (based on Bach’s Invention No. 10 in G major)

7. BACH Arr. CALVIN BOWMAN O Mensch, bewein’ dein’ Sünde groß, BWV 622, from the Little Organ Book

8–10. MOZART Flute* Quartet in D major, KV 285 (performed on recorder):
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondeau

11. BACH Arr. BOWMAN Seht, was die Liebe tut, from Cantata BWV 85

12–13. MOZART Flute* Quartet in C major, KV Anh. 171 / KV 285b (performed on recorder):
I. Allegro
II. Tema (Andantino) con variazioni

14–15. BOWMAN Homage to Mozart: †
I. Largo
II. Presto

 * Played on recorder

† Commissioned by Flinders Quartet with generous financial assistance from Peter Doyle and the Australian Business Arts Foundation.

Flinders Quartet:
Erica Kennedy violin I
Matthew Tomkins violin II
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello

Genevieve Lacey recorders 

Producer Stephen Snelleman
Engineers Jim Atkins and Russell Thomson
Editing Thomas Grubb, Mano Musica
Recorded in the Iwaki Auditorium of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Southbank Centre, Melbourne, in August 2008.

With sincere thanks to John and Irene Garran who made this CD possible.

FANDANGO

Flinders Quartet with Karin Schaupp

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1-3. MAXIMO DIEGO PUJOL Tangata de Agosto

4-7. LUIGI BOCCHERINI Guitar Quintet No. 4 in D major ‘Fandango’

8-12. JOSEPH HAYDN Quartet in D major

13-15. PHILLIP HOUGHTON In Amber

Flinders Quartet:
Erica Kennedy violin I
Matthew Tomkins violin II
Helen Ireland viola
Zoe Knighton cello

Karin Schaupp guitar 

Executive Producers Martin Buzacott, Robert Patterson
Recording Producer Stephen Snelleman
Recording Engineer and Mastering Jim Atkins
Editing Max Atkins
Recorded 6-10 December 2010 in the Melbourne Recital Centre Salon


Flinders Quartet and Karin Schaupp gratefully acknowledge the support of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch, Richard Gubbins and the Robert Salzer Foundation. Without their generosity, this project would not have been possible.