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Delights & Dances - Works by Michael Abels, Benjamin Lees, Leonard Bernstein, An-Lun Huang / Chicago Sinfonietta; Harlem Quartet

Album Summary

>Abels, Michael [Composer] : Delights & Dances, for string quartet & orchestra
>Lees, Benjamin [Composer] : Concerto for string quartet & orchestra
>Huang, An-Lun : Saibei Suite no 2
>Fleischer, Randall Craig : West Side Story Concerto, for string quartet & orchestra [after Bernstein]
Conductor Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Delights & Dances, the Chicago Sinfonietta's first recording with its new music director, award-winning conductor Mei-Ann Chen, does what this singular ensemble does best: it captivates listeners of all ages and diverse ethnic backgrounds through irresistible music and superb musicianship. This release includes three world premiere recordings.

American Record Guide, November/December 2013
The disc concludes with Randall Craig Fleischer's West Side Story Concerto for string quartet and orchestra. The music is drawn from Leonard Bernstein's classic musical, gussied up and shaped by Fleischer into a 10- movement, 25-minute concerto. Fleischer's skill at orchestration is always apparent, particularly in scoring intricate passages for winds and brass. The playing of the Chicago Sinfonietta and Harlem Quartet is first rate, and the recording captures it all with good balance and depth. The accompanying blurb is informative.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the c (06/19/2012-06/20/2012).



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Works Details

>Abels, Michael [Composer] : Delights & Dances, for string quartet & orchestra
  • Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen
  • Ensemble: Chicago Sinfonietta
  • Notes: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of North Central College, Illinois (06/19/2012-06/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Lees, Benjamin [Composer] : Concerto for string quartet & orchestra
  • Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen
  • Ensemble: Harlem Quartet
  • Notes: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of North Central College, Illinois (06/19/2012-06/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1964

>Huang, An-Lun : Saibei Suite no 2 :: Saibei Dance
  • Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen
  • Notes: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of North Central College, Illinois (06/19/2012-06/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Fleischer, Randall Craig : West Side Story Concerto, for string quartet & orchestra [after Bernstein]
  • Conductor: Mei-Ann Chen
  • Notes: Wentz Concert Hall & Fine Arts Center, located on the campus of North Central College, Illinois (06/19/2012-06/20/2012)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Concerto