Three Divertimenti

(1936)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
String quartet
Duration
12
Genres
String Quartet
First Performance
25.2.36, Wigmore Hall, London: Stratton String Quartet
Availability
Study score 50668 2 and parts 50669 0 on sale

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'Three Divertimenti' reviews

'The music is quite superbly laid out for the medium...After the piquant 'March', with its characteristic double-stopped unisons, glissandos and grace note motives, and the elegant 'Waltz' whose initial simplicity moves to a surprising complexity, the final 'Burlesque' generates almost symphonic impetus through its Sibelian tremolandos and ostinatos; altogether a brilliant and attractive addition to the repertory...' The Daily Telegraph, 5 January 1983 Read more

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