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WUORINEN, C.: Scherzo / String Quartet No. 1 / Viola Variations / Piano Quintet No. 2 (P. Serkin, L. Martin, Brentano String Quartet)

    

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WUORINEN, C.: Scherzo / String Quartet No. 1 / Viola Variations / Piano Quintet No. 2 (P. Serkin, L. Martin, Brentano String Quartet)

Charles Wuorinen’s staggeringly prolific output has been remarkably consistent yet tremendously varied. This disc presents the first commercial recordings of three recent pieces, together with the First String Quartet, a watershed work in the composer’s career. Wuorinen’s personal musical language is unabashedly modernist yet imbued with a love of early polyphony, and makes virtuosic demands on the performers. This spritely, sometimes elusive, often ‘maximalist’ music invites multiple interpretations and hearings to reveal the riches deep beneath its sparkling, ever-shifting surface.


Wuorinen, Charles

  Scherzo
1.   Scherzo 00:10:58
  String Quartet No. 1
2.   I. quarter note = 60 00:05:53
3.   II. [stesso tempo] 00:11:10
4.   III. quarter note = 60, Allegramente 00:05:29
  Viola Variations
5.   Viola Variations 00:13:59
  Piano Quintet No. 2
6.   I. quarter note = 120 00:01:38
7.   II. quarter note = 60 - 64 00:06:59
8.   III. half note = 96 (quarter note = 192) 00:02:05
9.   IV. — 00:11:24
10.   III. (Resumed) 00:03:03

Total Playing Time: 01:12:38






Composer(s):
Wuorinen, Charles

Ensemble(s):
Brentano String Quartet

Artist(s):
Macomber, Curtis; Martin, Lois; Mills, Jesse; Serkin, Peter; Sherry, Fred

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559694

Barcode: 636943969427

Physical Release: 03/2011

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