26 March 2005

  Maconchy, Elizabeth (1907-1994)

English composer. Although her style is not considered to be avant-garde she does use innovative techniques. Her String Quartets have a subtle balance, fragmentary motifs, an often complex texture and a personal mode of expression. These are perhaps her most popular work today but she remains one of our most neglected composers, to be remedied it is hoped in 2007 the centenary of her birth.


See also: Women Write Music and British Women Composers Volume 1 and some of her work is also available listed in various collections under Maconchy and others


English Clarinet Quintets

Thea King and The Britten String Quartet. Also includes works by Howells, Cooke, Frankel and Holbrooke.
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1990          £12   Out of Print

String Quartets nos. 5-8

Performed by: Bingham String Quartet

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1990          £14   Special Order

String Quartets nos. 9-13

Mistry String Quartet.
1990          £10   Out of Print

String Quartets nos. 1-4

Hanson String Quartet.
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1989          £10   Out of Print



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