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Bliss: String Quartet no.2. Delius: Slow movement from String Quartet ‘Late Swallows’. Purcell: Chacony (arr. Britten). Britten: String Quartet no.2 in C major op.36

A welcome airing for a Bliss quartet, though couplings are less convincing

Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Musicians
Barbirolli Quartet
Composer
Bliss, Delius, Purcell, Britten
Catalogue number
NIMBUS ALLIANCE NI 6165
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