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Track(s) taken from CDH55002
Recording details: October 1988
Unknown, Unknown
Release date: November 1989
Total duration: 2 minutes 51 seconds

'How many string quartets play encores? Those that don't should have a listen to the Delmé Quartet's highly entertaining selection. The playing is excellent.' (Classic CD)

'This is quite magnificent' (CDReview)

Night
composer
8-13 December 1923; first performed in Florida by the Flonzaley Quartet in February 1924; dedicated to Roger Sessions

Night  [2'51]

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Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Bloch wrote several Impressionistic miniatures for string quartet during the 1920s. Night and Paysages (Landscapes) were written in Cleveland between 8 and 13 December 1923; and the premiere of these works was given by the Flonzaley Quartet in Florida in February 1924. Night is similar in mood and style to his other ‘nocturnal’ works, for example the slow movement of the Viola Suite (1919), In the Night (a ‘Love Poem’ for piano, 1922, also in an orchestral version), Nuit exotique for violin and piano (1924) and Three Nocturnes for piano trio (1924). It is a tenebral evocation of Bloch’s love of nature, with limpid melodies, oscillating accompanimental figurations, and gently pulsating rhythms. This work, too, ends with a magical chord of C major. The dedicatee is the American composer Roger Sessions (1896–1985), one of Bloch’s most illustrious pupils.

from notes by Alexander Knapp © 2007


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'Bloch: Piano Quintets' (CDA67638)
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