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Brian Ferneyhough / Berne String Quartet - Sonatas For String Quartet flac album

Brian Ferneyhough / Berne String Quartet - Sonatas For String Quartet flac album
Sonatas For String Quartet
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I've found some of Ferneyhough's music hard to get into, but the String Quartets 2 and 3 grabbed me from the start. Brian Ferneyhough is one of the rare, late 20th-century ultramodernist composers to exhibit a sustained interest in the string quartet. Like Elliott Carter, Ferneyhough's quartets seem to mark important milestones in the composer's career. The Sonatas, evidently inspired by Purcell, mark Ferneyhough's early compositional efforts. Laid alongside the later quartets I can't help but hear these as juvenilia. Well, extremely accomplished juvenilia.

1978 UK Laminated Cover Original Featuring The Berne String Quartet. Artist: Brian Ferneyhough, Berne String Quartet Title: Sonatas For String Quartet Genre: Classical Type: Used - LP Label: RCA Catalog ID: RL 70610 Country: UK Our ID: 128439. View other items by this Artist View other items on this Label.

Angular Austere Brittle Capricious Cerebral Complex Kinetic Spontaneous Volatile. Arditti Quartet, Claron McFadden. Brian Ferneyhough: Complete Works for String Quartet & Trios. This three-CD package from Æon is a bracing survey of Ferneyhough's profoundly complex and challenging works, covering the Sonatas for string quartet (1967); the String Quartets Nos. 2-6 (1980-2010), with soprano Claron McFadden singing in the String Quartet No. 4; the Streichtrio (1994) and the String Trio (1995); Adagissimo (1983); Dum transisset I-IV (2006); and Exordium (2008).

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String Quartet 5. Brian Ferneyhough unity capsule. Ferneyhough - In nomine. Ferneyhough Brian - Unity Capsule (Full Score). NOTES FOR PERFIOR"ll. t~s for String Q,u:a. rtetare intended 11:0 give the effect. in one long cent Lnuous movement. Every eff'drt should there. re' be made to e-nStll:~,e adequat e cent Ln. ty by s. u. pulQu~ly observing any . dicattons l'egarciin. of rests dividing tb~ individual sections.


A Beginning
B Conclusion

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – RCA Schallplatten GmbH
  • Distributed By – RCA S.A.
  • Distributed By – RCA Schallplatten GmbH
  • Distributed By – RCA S.P.A.
  • Distributed By – RCA B.V.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Corporation – [on insert]
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – RCA Ltd. – [on cassette]
  • Copyright (c) – RCA Corporation
  • Published By – Edition Peters


  • Cello – Walter Grimmer
  • Composed By – Brian Ferneyhough
  • Producer – Robert Walker
  • Viola – Heinrich Forster
  • Violin [1st Violin] – Alexander Van Wijnkoop
  • Violin [2nd Violin] – Eva Zurbrügg


Cassette reproduces LP's cover art by Ray Rawlings, but here in a white-framed box set central on a black background. The artist's name is not given.
Spine carries Dolby Digital's DD logo along with names of label, artist and composer, all in white.
As noted above, back cover (black on white) lists six RCA distributors and three price codes, along with barcode, label code and country of printing (W. Germany/Allemagne). Copyright is © 1985 RCA Corporation. The insert gives the sides as Programme 1 and Programme 2, and somewhat redundantly lists the names of all four players twice over. The phonographic copyright is ℗ 1978 RCA Corporation.
The cassette itself is black with orange labels, and gives phonographic copyright as ℗ 1978 RCA Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 0035627061042
  • Label Code: LC0316
  • Price Code (D [=Deutschland]): AW
  • Price Code (F [=France]): RC480
  • Price Code (UK [=XX]): XX
  • Rights Society: MCPS Ltd.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RL 25141 Brian Ferneyhough - Berne String Quartet* Brian Ferneyhough - Berne String Quartet* - Sonatas For String Quartet ‎(LP) RCA Red Seal RL 25141 UK 1978
RL70610 Brian Ferneyhough - Berne String Quartet* Brian Ferneyhough - Berne String Quartet* - Sonatas For String Quartet ‎(LP, Album, RE) RCA Red Seal RL70610 Europe 1985