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This enigmatic and deeply personal work, often quietly elegiac, becomes hauntingly intense as it progresses. It opens with the oboe intoning three notes around which all the music oscillates. At pivotal moments in the music this lachrymose motif imposes itself though in varied permutations. In the final bars the oboe has a seagull-like cry until, as though a switch is pulled, its life force is suddenly cut off.
from notes by Signum Classics © 2013
|Berkeley (M), McCabe & Williams: String Quartets & Oboe Quintet|
The Carducci Quartet (with oboist Nicholas Daniel) perform three thrilling new works: Michael Berkeley’s Oboe Quintet ‘Into the Ravine’, John McCabe’s String Quartet No 7 ‘Summer Eves’, and Adrian Williams’ String Quartet No 4.» More