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TOWER, J.: String Quartets Nos. 3-5 / Dumbarton Quintet (Daedalus Quartet, Miami String Quartet, McMillen)

    

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TOWER, J.: String Quartets Nos. 3-5 / Dumbarton Quintet (Daedalus Quartet, Miami String Quartet, McMillen)

Widely regarded as one of America’s pre-eminent living composers, Joan Tower, who is also a pianist, is particularly devoted to chamber music. Organic structures underpin her string quartets—there is ‘heat from within’ and radiance of texture in Incandescent, her third quartet, virtuosic interplay in the fourth, Angels, and fluid connections in White Water, her fifth quartet. Tower is only the third composer—after Stravinsky and Copland—to be commissioned by the Dumbarton Oaks Foundation, and her Dumbarton Quintet pursues extremes of moods both consonant and dissonant.


Tower, Joan

  String Quartet No. 5, "White Water"
1.   String Quartet No. 5, "White Water" 00:16:59
  String Quartet No. 3, "Incandescent"
2.   String Quartet No. 3, "Incandescent" 00:17:25
  String Quartet No. 4, "Angels"
3.   String Quartet No. 4, "Angels" 00:16:20
  Dumbarton Quintet
4.   Dumbarton Quintet 00:12:56

Total Playing Time: 01:03:40






Composer(s):
Tower, Joan

Ensemble(s):
Daedalus Quartet; Miami String Quartet

Artist(s):
McMillen, Blair

Label: Naxos

Series: American Classics

Genre: Chamber Music

Period: Contemporary

Catalogue No: 8.559795

Barcode: 636943979525

Physical Release: 04/2016

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