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Daedalus Quartet / Sibelius, Stravinsky, Ravel
Album:Sibelius, Stravinsky, Ravel Collection:Classical
Artist:Daedalus Quartet Added:09/2006
Label:Bridge Records 

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Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-07-31 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:31 Jul24 Jul
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 24, 2013:july-24-13
Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) I. Andan
4.Jun 29, 2011:consummate classical
Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) I. Andan
2.Jul 27, 2011:Amazing Grace
Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) Iii. Ada
5.Feb 12, 2011:There and Back Again
Ravel: Quartet For Strings In F Major (1902-3) Ii. Assez Vif - Très Rythmé, Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) V. Alleg
3.Jul 18, 2011:Mixed Up Class
Fuga a 3 soggetti, from Quartet in A major, op. 20 no 6
6.Jun 24, 2009:Signal to Noise
Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) I. Andan

Album Review
MichaS
Reviewed 2006-10-18 
Romantic early 20th-century chamber music, beautifully played by a young and already pretty-successful string quartet. Highly recommended, especially the Sibelius string quartet. For each composer, the pieces selected deviate from the style they are famous for. For Sibelius (tracks 1-5)- intimate chamber music, very different from his great body of symphonic work. For the more contemporary Stravinsky (tracks 6-8), 3 pieces representing a transition between his early “Primitive”(”Russion”) period (represented by “the Rite of Spring”) to the later Neo-Classic period. For Ravel (9-12), the string quartet is his first chamber music composition, written when he was struggling for recognition (which failed; following submission of this piece, he was expelled from the Paris conservatory).
**1. Mid-tempo and passionate with some dark undertones.
2. Lively and pastoral.
3. Slow and sad.
4. Mid-tempo. Strong ending.
*5. Fast. In the more energetic sections, it’s very strong. A beautiful finale.
6. A Dance-y repetitive piece. Very short.
7. Described by the composer as eccentric. Lots of stops and starts.
8. Slow and gloomy. With lots of very quiet moments.
9. Mid-tempo. Very romantic and pastoral. With more passionate bursts.
*10. Opens with a stormy pizzicato, slows down, and goes back to pizzicato.
11. Very slow.
12. Mid-tempo to fast. Dramatic.

Track Listing
1.Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) I. Andan 7.Stravinsky: 3 Pieces For String Quartet (1914) Ii
2.Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) Ii. Viva 8.Stravinsky: 3 Pieces For String Quartet (1914) Iii
3.Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) Iii. Ada 9.Ravel: Quartet For Strings In F Major (1902-3) I. Allegro Moderato - Très Doux
4.Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) Iv. Alle 10.Ravel: Quartet For Strings In F Major (1902-3) Ii. Assez Vif - Très Rythmé
5.Sibelius: Quartet For Strings In D Minor, Op. 56 "Voces Intimae" (1909) V. Alleg 11.Ravel: Quartet For Strings In F Major (1902-3) Iii. Très Lent
6.Stravinsky: 3 Pieces For String Quartet (1914) I 12.Ravel: Quartet For Strings In F Major (1902-3) Iv. Agité