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MATHIAS: THE THREE STRING QUARTETS
THE MEDEA QUARTET

William Mathias as one of the greatest of British 20th century composers. This pioneering recording of his three magnificent quartets was one of Metier's earliest and most popular releases. Out of print for several years, we are delighted to bring it back into circulation at mid price.

playing time:  63.26
direct sale price:  £8.50
audio  sample:  Quartet no. 2 - first movement (extract)
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tracks:

String Quartet no. 1, op. 38
String Quartet no. 2. op. 84
String Quartet no. 3, op. 97

review extracts: for full reviews click here
“Masterful and intense performances recorded in vividly immediate sound… could hardly make a more powerful impression. The Medea Quartet… both brilliant technically and deeply expressive. The Metier sound is first rate too with superb presence and atmosphere” – Edward Greenfield (Gramophone)

“Music that quickly grabs its audience, offers both old-fashioned and newer-sounding pleasures, and repays repeated listening with subtleties of harmony, architecture and feeling. The Medea Quartet plays very well, with spirit and sensitivity.” – Lehman (American Record Guide)

“Interesting that all three of these serious works have an Eastern European leaning amid a rooted tonality spiced with dissonance.” - Rob Barnett (Musicweb)