About the album
The inspiration for the album began with their commission of Joseph Phibbs’ String Quartet No 1 in 2014, premiered at the Rye Arts Festival, where audiences were enthusiastic to hear the work again.
The Three Idylls by Frank Bridge are apt companion pieces to the Variations on a theme by Frank Bridge by Benjamin Britten.
The finale to this British-themed compendium owes its inclusion to the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition, where the Piatti Quartet won a special prize in 2015 for a performance of Mark-Anthony Turnage’s piece Contusion.
This is the world-premiere recording of Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad, premiered in 2010 by the Belcea Quartet. In this piece the outer movements draw on themes by Led Zeppelin, from Dazed and Confused and Stairway to Heaven and the central movement is dedicated to Fausto Moroni, long-term partner of the composer Hans Werner Henze with whom Turnage studied.
11Three Idylls for String Quartet I. Adagio molto espressivo
12Three Idylls for String Quartet II. Allegretto poco lento
13Three Idylls for String Quartet III. Allegro con moto
14Three Divertimenti for String Quartet I. March : Allegro maestoso
15Three Divertimenti for String Quartet II. Waltz : Allegretto
16Three Divertimenti for String Quartet III. Burlesque : Presto
17String Quartet No.1 I. Andante
18String Quartet No.1 II. Canto 1 ? Con forza ? Duo 1
19String Quartet No.1 III. Allegro ? Duo 2
110String Quartet No.1 IV. Canto 2 ? Piu mosso ? Duo 3 ? Duo 4 ? Canto 3
111String Quartet No.1 V. Vocalise
112Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad I. Twisted blues : variants on Led Zeppelin's
113Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad II. Funeral blues
114Twisted Blues with Twisted Ballad III. Twisted ballad : reflections on Led Zeppelin's