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The Hollywood String Quartet Plays Prokofiev, Hindemith, Walton
Sergey Prokofiev, Paul Hindemith, William [composer] Walton
The Hollywood String Quartet Plays Prokofiev, Hindemith, Walton
Genre: Classical
 
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I'm not always happy with the Hollywood String Quartet's legendary recordings of romantic music. But 20th-century music was their specialty, and this disc is a dazzler. The group digs into all three pieces with tremendou...  more »

      
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All Artists: Sergey Prokofiev, Paul Hindemith, William [composer] Walton, Hollywood String Quartet
Title: The Hollywood String Quartet Plays Prokofiev, Hindemith, Walton
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Testament UK
Release Date: 11/21/1994
Album Type: Import
Genre: Classical
Style: Chamber Music
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 749677105228

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I'm not always happy with the Hollywood String Quartet's legendary recordings of romantic music. But 20th-century music was their specialty, and this disc is a dazzler. The group digs into all three pieces with tremendous verve and the amazingly well matched ensemble that was their trademark. Personally, I'd rank the works on the disc in this order: first, Hindemith, a gritty post-World War I masterpiece; second, Prokofiev, a touchingly expressive work; and third, Walton, pseudo-modernistic dishwater. Walton loved this performance of his Quartet, so at least it's being done right. The recording is clear and realistic '50s mono, the program generous (73:37). --Leslie Gerber

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