Michael Tippett

Michael Tippett (1905-1998)

Nationality: English
Born: January 2, 1905, London Died: January 8, 1998, London (age 93)

String Quartet No. 1

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
6:42 I. Allegro
7:19 II. Lento cantabile
5:03 III. Allegro assai
Duration: 20 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1934-1935 (age 28-30)
Premiere: December 5, 1935. London, Mercury Theatre. Brosa Quartet (first 4-movement version). Revised 3-movement final version premiered by the Zorian Quartet on 26 February 1944
Revised: 1943 (age 37-38)
Dedication: Wilfred Franks
Note: First version had 4 movements; Revised version used the last two and added a newly composed first movement.
4 recordings, 10 videos
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6:31
Heath Quartet
I. Allegro
6:54
Heath Quartet
II. Lento cantabile
5:32
Heath Quartet
III. Allegro assai
6:36
Britten Quartet
I. Allegro
7:37
Britten Quartet
II. Lento cantabile
4:46
Britten Quartet
III. Allegro assai
6:56
Tippett Quartet
I. Allegro
6:44
Tippett Quartet
II. Lento cantabile
5:09
Tippett Quartet
III. Allegro assai
19:31
Quartet Pro Musica

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