WILLIAM ALWYN (1905-1985): String Quartets No. 6 in E Minor, No. 7 in A, No. 8 in D Minor and No. 9, 7 Irish Tunes.
Catalogue Number: 03V012
Description: Alwyn’s musical style is in the main of a romantic nature firmly grounded in tonality, notwithstanding some forays into modernity, calling on dissonance and freedom of form when he felt the need. This approach can be keenly felt in the works included on this album, all of which were completed when he was aged between eighteen and twenty-five (and Nos. 10-13 have already come out on SOMM three years ago). Villiers Quartet.