Into the Ravine

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Into the Ravine

Works for String Quartet and Oboe Quintet by Berkeley, McCabe and Williams

 Carducci String Quartet
 Michael Berkeley
 Nicholas Daniel

This first release on Signum from one of the UK’s most dynamic string quartets, the Carducci Quartet demonstrate their passion and commitment to bringing contemporary repertoire to a wider audience.
On this recording they are joined by oboist nicholas Daniel for three world premieres, all written specially for them and all premiered at the Presteigne Festival: Michael Berkeley’s Oboe Quintet, ‘Into the Ravine’, John McCabe’s String Quartet No. 7, ‘Summer Eves’, and Adrian Williams’ String Quartet No. 4.


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"Compelling playing" Northern Echo, April 2014

Carducci Quartet

Nicholas Daneil Oboe

Release date: 9th Dec 2013
Order code: SIGCD350
Barcode: 635212035023

1.Oboe Quintet, 'Into the Ravine'Michael Berkeley18.15
2.String Quartet No.7, 'Summer Eves': I. Allegro sanguinoJohn McCabe4.54
3.String Quartet No.7, 'Summer Eves': II. Scherzo - GiocosoJohn McCabe2.28
4.String Quartet No.7, 'Summer Eves': III. Perpetuum Mobile - Wild und raschJohn McCabe1.57
5.String Quartet No.7, 'Summer Eves': IV. AdagioJohn McCabe7.01
6.String Quartet No.7, 'Summer Eves': V. Finale - Allegro moderato e flessibileJohn McCabe4.54
7.String Quartet No.4: I. Moderato flessibile, vivaceAdrian Williams6.54
8.String Quartet No.4: II. Lento e calmoAdrian Williams7.01
9.String Quartet No.4: III. Allegro moderato, allegro moltoAdrian Williams7.36

The dynamic Carducci Quartet present premiers of a selection of contemporary music. Michael Berkeley's Oboe Quintet Into the Ravine, features brilliant playing by oboist Nicholas Daniel. The album is rounded off with John McCabe's String Quartet No.7 and Adrian Williams' String Quartet No.4. Compelling playing.

Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht