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Mp3 Blog #75: String Quartets 5

George Crumb:Black Angels “Thirteen Images from the Dark Land” (1969-70)I. DepartureII. AbsenceIII. ReturnFor amplified string quartetPerformed by the Concord QuartetAvailable on this compact disc Roger Reynolds:”Ariadne’s Thread” (1994)Finding the PathPressing inward Animated lineExtremityExhuberant lineDesparate lineLine of desire Quietest moment of … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #71: String Quartet(s)

Helmut Lachenmann:String Quartet #2 “Riegen seliger Geister” (1988-89)Performed by the Arditti String Quartet Available on compact disc at SMusic * * * * * A few nights ago I was tooling around with the idea of creating a index for … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #59: Grido

Helmut Lachenmann:String Quartet #3 “Grido” (2000-2001 rev. 2002)Performed by the Arditti Quartet Not available commercially * * * * * I’m not sure I know what Helmut Lachenmann meant when he titled this string quartet “Grido;” however, listening to this … Continue reading

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Mp3 Blog #54: Helmut Lachenmann

Helmut Lachenmann:”Gran Torso” (1972)For String QuartetPerformed by the Berner String QuartetAvailable on compact disc at Forced Exposure ”Schwankungen am Rand” (1974-75)For brass, four percussionists, two electric guitars, two pianos, and strings Performed by SWF-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg conducted by Ernest … Continue reading

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