Into the Ravine


This first release on Signum from one of the UK’s most dynamic string quartets, the Carducci Quartet demonstrate their passion and commitment to bringing contemporary repertoire to a wider audience.
On this recording they are joined by oboist nicholas Daniel for three world premieres, all written specially for them and all premiered at the Presteigne Festival: Michael Berkeley’s Oboe Quintet, ‘Into the Ravine’, John McCabe’s String Quartet No. 7, ‘Summer Eves’, and Adrian Williams’ String Quartet No. 4.


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"Compelling playing" Northern Echo, April 2014

Carducci Quartet

Nicholas Daneil Oboe

Release date:9th Dec 2013
Order code:SIGCD350
Barcode: 635212035023

The dynamic Carducci Quartet present premiers of a selection of contemporary music. Michael Berkeley’s Oboe Quintet Into the Ravine, features brilliant playing by oboist Nicholas Daniel. The album is rounded off with John McCabe’s String Quartet No.7 and Adrian Williams’ String Quartet No.4. Compelling playing.

Northern Echo, Gavin Engelbrecht

  1. Oboe Quintet, ‘Into the Ravine’ – Michael Berkeley – 18.15
  2. String Quartet No.7, ‘Summer Eves’: I. Allegro sanguino – John McCabe – 4.54
  3. String Quartet No.7, ‘Summer Eves’: II. Scherzo – Giocoso – John McCabe – 2.28
  4. String Quartet No.7, ‘Summer Eves’: III. Perpetuum Mobile – Wild und rasch – John McCabe – 1.57
  5. String Quartet No.7, ‘Summer Eves’: IV. Adagio – John McCabe – 7.01
  6. String Quartet No.7, ‘Summer Eves’: V. Finale – Allegro moderato e flessibile – John McCabe – 4.54
  7. String Quartet No.4: I. Moderato flessibile, vivace – Adrian Williams – 6.54
  8. String Quartet No.4: II. Lento e calmo – Adrian Williams – 7.01
  9. String Quartet No.4: III. Allegro moderato, allegro molto – Adrian Williams – 7.36