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COATES, G.: String Quartet No. 9 / Solo Violin Sonata / Lyric Suite (Kreutzer Quartet, Chadwick)


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COATES, G.: String Quartet No. 9 / Solo Violin Sonata / Lyric Suite (Kreutzer Quartet, Chadwick)

The Munich-based American composer Gloria Coates is best known as a symphonist, though she has also composed nine string quartets as well as vocal and chamber music. Her String Quartet No. 9 opens with unworldly sonorities, glissandos, micro-tonalities and other unusual colours which develop by means of a mirror canon. In contrast, the Sonata for Violin Solo sets immense technical demands, particularly in its use of multiple stops beneath the lyrical fragments. Taking its subtitles from phrases within Emily Dickinson poems, her Lyric Suite for Piano Trio is a captivating mix of melodic gestures and spectral harmonies.

Coates, Gloria

  String Quartet No. 9
1.   I. Fluendo espressivo 00:16:32
2.   II. Moderato 00:09:13
  Violin Solo Sonata
3.   I. Prelude 00:02:16
4.   II. Fantasia 00:03:58
5.   III. Berceuse 00:02:20
6.   IV. Hornpipe 00:04:34
  Lyric Suite, "Split the Lark - and you'll find the Music"
7.   I. Bells in Steeples 00:02:07
8.   II. An Amethyst Remembrance 00:02:50
9.   III. Split the Lark - and you'll find the Music 00:03:46
10.   IV. The Heart Within 00:03:21
11.   V. Noon - is the Hinge of Day 00:01:43
12.   VI. A wind with fingers 00:03:44
13.   VII. Evening - the Tissue Door 00:02:27

Total Playing Time: 00:58:51

Coates, Gloria

Kreutzer Quartet

Chadwick, Roderick; Heyde, Neil; Sheppard Skaerved, Peter

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559666

Barcode: 636943966624

Boxset: 8.503240

Physical Release: 09/2010

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