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LEES, B.: String Quartets Nos. 1, 5 and 6 (Cypress String Quartet)

The highly personal style of American composer Benjamin Lees lends his music the lofty grandeur and sardonic wit, not only of Shostakovich but also of the Cubist and Surrealist artists, all of whom he so admires. Lees, who also shares Britten’s refined sense of harmony, delights in contrasts and surprises, enthralling the listener at every turn from the lyrical to the burlesque, the romantic to the brusque. His fifth string quartet was chosen by Chamber Music America as one of its 101 Great Ensemble Works.


Lees, Benjamin

  String Quartet No. 1
1.   Play with flash player I. Moderato 00:05:47
2.   Play with flash player II. Adagietto 00:06:21
3.   Play with flash player III. Allegro vivo 00:04:21
  String Quartet No. 5
4.   Play with flash player I. Measured 00:09:57
5.   Play with flash player II. Arioso 00:06:27
6.   Play with flash player III. Quick, quiet 00:01:46
7.   Play with flash player IV. Explosive 00:07:50
  String Quartet No. 6
8.   Play with flash player I. Measured, dolorous 00:06:50
9.   Play with flash player II. Calm, steady 00:05:13
10.   Play with flash player III. Quiet, eerie 00:02:30
11.   Play with flash player IV. Unhurried 00:05:22

Total Playing Time: 01:02:24






Composer(s):
Lees, Benjamin

Ensemble(s):
Cypress String Quartet

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559628

Barcode: 636943962824

Release Date: 07/2009

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