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av2502
Wydawnictwo: Avie
Nr katalogowy: AV 2502
Nośnik: 1 CD
Data wydania: kwiecień 2022
EAN: 822252250220
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Epoka muzyczna: współczesna
Obszar (język): angielski (USA)
Instrumenty: skrzypce, klarnet
Rodzaj: suita, kwartet

Ruehr: Icarus

Avie - AV 2502
Wykonawcy
Tom Stone, violin
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Donald Berman, piano
Delgani String Quartet
Arneis Quartet
Borromeo String Quartet
String Quartet No. 7 - A Thousand Cranes
Icarus
The Worlds Revolve
Insect Dances - Suite for String Quartet No. 8
Composer Elena Ruehr adds to her extensive discography with Icarus, an album of chamber music infused with hints of history, legendary literature and close collaborations with a multitude of musical colleagues. The repertoire revolves around the string quartet, a genre that generated great acclaim for Elena’s Six String Quartets (AV2379).

Elena’s String Quartet No. 7: A Thousand Cranes, evokes experiences and resilience of children in wartime, including the internment of Japanese in American camps, and her own father’s escape from Nazi Germany. Her playful Insect Dances: Suite for String Quartet No. 8 – “written for listeners of all ages” – finds a diverse family of bugs engaged in an impish dinner party. Inspired by T. S. Eliot, The Worlds Revolve, for piano and string quartet, conjures elements both ancient and prescient. The title track, Icarus for clarinet and string quartet, centres on the Greek mythological character's excitement as he builds his wings of wax and dares to fly, rather than his dark demise as he flies too close to the sun.

Throughout, history elides with the present day, and Elena’s sumptuous and evocative compositional voice shines through.

Recorded: 3, 4 September (3–6), 5, 6 September (2) 2019, 22, 23 May 2021 (7–12), WGBH Boston, 28, 29 April 2021, the Wildish Theater, Springfield, Oregon (1). Tom Stone plays on a violin made in Cremona, Italy by Carlo Bergonzi circa 1725.

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