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Lennox Berkeley: String Quartet No. 2 – Michael Berkeley: Abstract Mirror - Magnetic Field

Thomas Carroll, The Chilingirian String Quartet

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Abstract Mirror
Michael Berkeley; Thomas Carroll; The Chilingirian String Quartet
String Quartet No. 2, Op. 15  
I. Allegro moderato
Lennox Berkeley; The Chilingirian String Quartet
II. Lento
Lennox Berkeley; The Chilingirian String Quartet
III. Allegro
Lennox Berkeley; The Chilingirian String Quartet
Magnetic Field
Michael Berkeley; The Chilingirian String Quartet
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:45
"Four Stars ... the Chilingirians, whose crisp ensemble and tonal richness is ideal for this music, play it with charm and energy ..."
- BBC Music Magazine

"The Chilingirians, whose crisp ensemble and tonal richness is ideal for this music, play it with charm and energy ... precision, polish and expressiveness ... sonics are a model of clarity and immediacy."
- American Record Guide

"We have waited 65 years for a recording of Lennox Berkeley’s Second String Quartet so it’s particularly welcome in this admirable Chandos series ... these well recorded performances are a fine demonstration of the Chilingirians’ exceptional panache and show total sympathy throughout."
- Gramophone

The Chilingirian String Quartet is joined by cellist Thomas Carroll on this album of world premieres of works by father and son composers Lennox and Michael Berkeley, first released in 2006.
48 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, March 13 - 15, 2005
Recording producer: Rachel Smith
Sound engineer: Jonathan Cooper
Assistant engineer: Michael Common
Editor: Rachel Smith
A&R administrator: Charissa Debnam
Front cover: ‘Abstract image of distorted light’, photograph © PunchStock / UpperCut Images
Back cover photograph of the Chilingirian Quartet by Susan Pattie
Design: Cassidy Rayne Creative
Booklet typeset by Michael White-Robinson
Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen

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