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SAINT-GEORGES, J.B.C de: Giving Voice - Recording the 6 Concertante Quartet (Documentary, 2021)

Composer: Saint-Georges, Joseph Boulogne Chevalier de
Giving Voice - Recording the 6 Concertante Quartet
Causa, Ettore
Kwok, Sarita
Eskar, Julie
Lecarme, Alexandre
Bradley, Allan
Television Director: Causa, Ettore
Arabella String Quartet

Narrator: Bradley, Allan
Narrator: Causa, Ettore
Narrator: Eskar, Julie
Narrator: Kwok, Sarita
Narrator: Lecarme, Alexandre

Year of Production: 2021
Playing Time: 00:08:50
Catalogue Number: NVF1342
UPC: 730099634212

A brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and composer, Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges might well lay claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals. The string quartet was still in its infancy in France in the 1770s, but while these pieces are small in scale they are exceptionally rewarding.

Saint-Georges appreciated the intimate nature of this genre, avoiding overt soloistic virtuosity and exploring chamber music timbres, amply demonstrating his rich lyrical gifts and a natural ability to delight performers and audiences alike.

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