Prelude & Deodato 2
Themes from The Exorcist, The French Connection, The Sting and other great films & Flashpoint
Hiroshima & Odori
String Quartet no.1 (1984)
String Quartet no.5 (1998)
String Quartet no.6 (2001)
String Quartet no.7 Cross-Currents' (2002)
The Tippett Quartet:
John Mills (violin)
Jeremy Isaac (violin)
Maxine Moore (viola)
Bozidar Vukotic (cello)
Recorded at St Silas Church, Chalk Farm, London
13-15 March 2006
If you warmed to Dutton Epoch's recording of Edmund Rubbra's string quartets (CDLX 7114 and 7123), you will love this. The Tippett String Quartet, one of the most exciting young groups recently to appear, play Dodgson's rewarding music with commitment and understanding. Dodgson's is music for today, in a language with which all can engage, and while, for example, in the first quartet the composer acknowledged the influence of Janacek, to the listener Dodgson's personal voice is immediate and compelling.
"Dodgeson has dedictated his long composing career to the goals of economy and purity. He has written plenty of vocal and dramatic music, but it is his abstract thinking that stands out. It is enshrined in a body of quartets now totalling nine, being released by Dutton in three volumes."
"This first contains nos 1, 5, 6 & 7, dispatched with vigour and incisiveness by these young players."
Paul Driver, The Sunday Times, 8 April 2007
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