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June 2013

 

Eclipse Qt. Plays Parkins, Rzewski & Tenney

Composer(s): Frederic Rzewski, James Tenney, Zeena Parkins
Cat. No.: 80740
Genre: Classical
Description: Eclipse Quartet: Sara Parkins, violin; Sarah Thornblade, violin;
Alma Lisa Fernandez, viola; Maggie Parkins, cello;
with William Winant, percussion


The evolution of the string quartet repertory has accelerated during the last half of the twentieth-century and beyond as composers from both the mainstream and the avant-garde have mined its seemingly inexhaustible creative resources. This CD features the virtually unprecedented combination of string quartet and percussion. It contains three works by prominent American experimentalist composers from several generations exploring the... more

 
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Eric Moe: Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Composer(s): Eric Moe
Cat. No.: 80741
Genre: Classical
Description: Firebird Ensemble:
Sarah Brady, flute; Rane Moore, clarinet; Gabriela Diaz, violin;
Kate Vincent, viola, David Russell, cello; Sarah Bob, piano;
Jeffrey Means, conductor

The five works on this disc tap into a wide and deep current of sources and ideas, a microcosm of Eric Moeís (b. 1954) fascinations, with references to Goethe and Richard Wilbur, among others. The compositional craft by which Moe achieves his expressive purposes is as varied as his musical moods, though we can detect certain trends toward process and pattern, such as cycling pitch and rhythmic collections.... more

 
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