QUINCY PORTER (1897-1966): Complete String Quartets - String Quartets Nos. 1-9, In Monasterio, Our Lady of Potchaiv, Scherzo, Fugue.
Catalogue Number: 03I078
Reference: TROY 918/919
Description: One complains about the injustice record labels have done to Porter in February and one gets his complete string quartets the following month! Aren't accidents of timing grand? So here are not only his nine quartets, but also four other short works, covering almost his entire career, from 1923 to 1958 and showing a remarkable consistency of style based on a frequently chromatic but always tonal vocabulary, a dance-like rhythmic agility and constant love of clear and concise counterpoint. 2 CDs. Potomac String Quartet.