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Gramophone Magazine has praised the New Zealand String Quartet’s “generous, expressive style”. Check out their growing discography and listen to sound samples  - music from Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Bartok and many others including exciting new works from New Zealand composers.

Or listen to live recordings of Haydn’s String Quartet in D, Op 71 no 2 and Dvorak’s String Quartet in F, Op 96 “American” recorded in concert by Radio New Zealand at the Hunter Council Chamber, Victoria University of Wellington in August 2016.

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Székely/Dvořák

A CD recording of Zoltán Székely's Quartet (1937) and Antonín Dvořák's Quartet in Eb major Op 51. Listen now.

 

2003 Atoll CD Ltd ACD 703

Producer: Wayne Laird

Engineer: Keith Warren

Audio Samples And Track Listings

Zoltán Székely: Quartet (1937)

i. Moderato ma non troppo

ii. Presto

iii. Molto sostenuto

iv. Andante sostenuto

v. Largamente, quasi cadenza

vi. Presto grazioso, come una danza

vii. Allegro appassionato

viii. Molto vivace, con brio

Antonín Dvořák: Quartet in Eb major Op 51

i. Allegro ma non troppo

ii. Dumka: Andante con moto; Vivace

iii. Romanze: Andante con moto

iv. Finale: Allegro assai

Beethoven ‘Rasumovsky’ 2, 3

Cd recording of Beethoven's String Quartets op 59, no. 2 and no. 3. Listen now.

 

2002 Atoll CD Ltd ACD 402

Producer: Wayne Laird

Engineer: Mike Clayton

Audio Samples And Track Listings

String Quartet op. 59, no. 2

i. Allegro

ii. Molto Adagio

iii. Allegretto

iv. Finale. Presto

String Quartet op. 59, no. 3

i. poco Andante/Allegro

ii. Andante con moto

iii. Menuetto

iv. Allegro molto

Farr: Owhiro

This album features exclusive recordings of three sparkling and energetic works for string quartet by Gareth Farr, performed by the New Zealand String Quartet. Owhiro (1993), Farr's first string quartet, was written while he was resident in Owhiro Bay in Wellington and composer-in-residence with Chamber Music New Zealand. Mondo Rondo is a highly animated work with clear references to his influence of percussion with hocketting effects and exotic tunes. Frenzy is a high-energy piece with a strong emphasis on rhythm, jaunty phrasing and gritty harmonies. Listen now.

 

2000 HRL Morrison Music Trust Records

Catalogue Number: MMT2019

Producer: Murray Khouri

Engineer: Richard Hulse

Audio Samples And Track Listings

Owhiro

Mondo Rondo

i. Mondo Rondo

ii. Mumbo Jumbo

iii. Mambo Rambo

Frenzy

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