James Willey: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, & 6
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR816     Release Date: 1999-01-01
Esterhazy Quartet; Eva Szekely, violin; John McLeod, violin; Leslie Perna, viola; Carolyn Kenneson, viola; Carleton Spotts, cello; Darry Dolezal, cello

James Willey (b. 1939, Lynn, MA) began composing at an early age He attended the Eastman School of Music where he studied composition with Bernard Rogers and Howard Hanson. Willey later attended the Tanglewood Music Center where he studied with Gunther Schuller. The recipient of three National Endowment for the Arts Awards, his works have been performed by the Baltimore Symphony, the Rochester and Buffalo Philharmonic orchestras, the Seattle Symphony, the Kansas City Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Esterhazy Quartet, the Audubon Quartet, the Dorian Quintet, Collage, the Society for New Music and the Twentieth Century Consort. His Sonata for Horn and Piano was the 1990 winner of the International Horn Society's annual composition competition and his String Quartet No. 6 was a semi-finalist in the 1991 Kennedy Center Friedheim Awards. Willey's A Millennial Boogie was premiered in 1999 as part of a “Dance Mix” by conductor David Zinman and the Baltimore Symphony.

This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

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James Willey: String Quartets Nos. 1, 2, & 6

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String Quartet No. 6: I. Slow, then Fast
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String Quartet No. 6: II. Slow
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String Quartet No. 6: III. Very Fast
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String Quartet No. 6: IV. Very Slow
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String Quartet No. 1
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String Quartet No. 2: I. Slow, Moderately Fast, Slow
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String Quartet No. 2: II. Fast
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String Quartet No. 2: III. Slow
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String Quartet No. 2: IV. Very Fast
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