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William Zinn (b.1924): Elie Wiesel (A Portrait); String Quartet No. 1; Kol Nidrei Memorial / Wihan Quartet

Audio Samples

>Zinn, William : Elie Wiesel (A Portrait), for string quartet
>Zinn, William : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Zinn, William : Kol Nidrei Memorial, for string quartet

Album Summary

>Zinn, William : Elie Wiesel (A Portrait), for string quartet
>Zinn, William : Quartet for Strings no 1
>Zinn, William : Kol Nidrei Memorial, for string quartet
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Notes & Reviews:

Composer-violinist William Zinn was a member of many major orchestras. He performed under the world's greatest conductors, and his compositions have been played worldwide. He has composed over 500 chamber ensemble, symphony, vocal, and solo instrumental works, and his compositions cover the entire spectrum of musical instruments including all the woodwinds, brass, strings, harp, guitar, harmonica, and piano.

MusicWeb International, 13th February 2014
There is not a scintilla of dissonance here. This is a contemporary composer who writes for the string quartet... in a refined idiom redolent of late Beethoven or Schubert.



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Works Details

>Zinn, William : Elie Wiesel (A Portrait), for string quartet
  • Ensemble: Wihan Quartet
  • Running Time: 18 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 2012

>Zinn, William : Quartet for Strings no 1
  • Running Time: 23 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1966

>Zinn, William : Kol Nidrei Memorial, for string quartet
  • Running Time: 14 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1986