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Frederick [Fritz] (Theodore Albert) Delius
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Frederick Delius (1862-1934)


String Quartet in e minor, RT VIII/8

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
I. With animation
II. Quick and lightly
III. Slow and wistfully. ("Late Swallows")
IV. Very quick and vigorously
Composed between 1916-1917, when Delius was around 54-55 years old
Published in 1922, when Delius was around 60
Revised in 1919, when Delius was around 57
27 minutes (approximately)
4 recordings, 13 videos
7:57
Fitzwilliam Quartet
I. With animation
4:07
Fitzwilliam Quartet
II. Quick and lightly
8:56
Fitzwilliam Quartet
III. Slow and wistfully. ("Late Swallows")
6:35
Fitzwilliam Quartet
IV. Very quick and vigorously
8:26
Bridge Quartet
I. With animation
4:04
Bridge Quartet
II. Quick and lightly
8:37
Bridge Quartet
III. Slow and wistfully. ("Late Swallows")
6:34
Bridge Quartet
IV. Very quick and vigorously
27:51
Brodsky String Quartet
7:31
Villiers Quartet
I. With animation
4:03
Villiers Quartet
II. Quick and lightly
9:33
Villiers Quartet
III. Slow and wistfully. ("Late Swallows")
6:17
Villiers Quartet
IV. Very quick and vigorously