Perle / Blumenfeld
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL387     Release Date: 2011-02-15
New York String Quartet (William Fitzpatrick, Paul Kantor, violins; Brian Dembow, viola; and Stephen Erdody, cello); Patrick Mason, baritone; Kim Kashkashian, viola; David Starobin, guitar; Gordon Gottlieb and Louis Oddo, percussion; Arthur Weisberg, conductor


George Perle has submitted the following remarks:

“The Seventh Quartet, composed in 1973, was commissioned by the Cleveland Quartet and had its premiere performance, by the Cleveland, in Buffalo, New York, on March 19, 1974. The work is in four movements.”

Harold Blumenfeld writes:

Voyages, constituting settings of five of the celebrated Hart Crane cycle of six luxuriant, transcendent poems, was drafted in ten days of intense but curiously effortless work at Osage Beach in March 1977, elaborated at Yaddo and finished in late summer back at my lakeside studio.

“Crane's poems form a many-leveled sea allegory of experience, moving from an initial warning of the ocean's perils to total immersion in its sweep (Part One: poems I and II); the high tide of erotic passion and fulfillment (Part Two: poem III); and the drying up of love, an ensuing drowning in despair, and a vision of deliverance — a transcendence of tragedy and loss through the poet's 'Imaged Word': a 'silken, skilled transmemberment of song' (Part Three: poems V and VI, not included on this disc).


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Perle / Blumenfeld

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Track Listing

String Quartet No. 7: I. -
George Perle
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String Quartet No. 7: II. -
George Perle
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String Quartet No. 7: III. -
George Perle
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String Quartet No. 7: IV. -
George Perle
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Voyages (After Hart Crane), Part I: "Above the Fresh Ruffles of the Surf..."
Harold Blumenfeld
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Voyages (After Hart Crane), Part I: "And Yet this Great Wink of Eternity..."
Harold Blumenfeld
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Voyages (After Hart Crane), Part II: "ÏInfinite Consanguinity it Bears..."
Harold Blumenfeld
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Voyages (After Hart Crane), Part III: "Meticulous, Past Midnight in Clear Rime..."
Harold Blumenfeld
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Voyages (After Hart Crane), Part III: "Where Icy and Bright Dungeons Lift..."
Harold Blumenfeld
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