Music from Eastman
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL432     Release Date: 2011-03-15
Barry Snyder, piano; Zvi Zeitlin, violin; Robert Sylvester, cello; Jan DeGaetani, mezzo-soprano; Fine Arts Quartet: Leonard Sorkin, violin; Abram Loft, violin; Bernard Zaslav, viola; George Sopkin, cello

Sydney Hodkinson writes:

“The varying forms of popular dances have for centuries been grist for the inner-ear mills of composers — mine included. Childhood memories of some 20th century dances offered me 'malleable stuff' and served, I trust, in no less beguiling a manner for a 1977 artist as their counterparts (e.g., polonaises, courantes, estampies and allemandes) did for others before me, Certainly, boogies, hoedowns and rhumbas were as much a part of my North- American musical environment — even my instrumental training — as were mazurkas, gigues and waltzes for my creative forebears.

Dance Variations is a light piece, in the nature of the instrumental serenade. The fragment-theme is a brief excerpt from Chopin's Polonaise-Fantasie, Op. 61. The distinguishing characteristics and historical ancestry of each dance in the Variations have been largely maintained (for example, the Minuet variation is in a moderate tempo 3/4, the Tarantella a rapid 6/8 meter, etc.).

Samuel Adler writes:

“The Sixth String Quartet was commissioned by the Fine Arts Music Foundation for Jan DeGaetani and the Fine Arts Quartet. It is based on four poems by Walt Whitman and had its premiere performance in Chicago on May 9, 1977 by the present performers. The QUARTET is in one continuous movement consisting of five large sections.



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Track Listing

Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: I. Overture - Galliard-Boogie
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: II. Allemande
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: III. Tarantellum Perpetuum
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: IV. Minuet
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: V. Rhumba
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: VI. Hornpipe
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: VII. Tango
Sydney Hodkinson
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Dance Variations on a Chopin Fragment: VIII. Finale Polka - Hoedown
Sydney Hodkinson
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Sixth String Quartet "A Whitman Serenade"
Samuel Adler
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